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John Coatman MBE – Crusaders/ Urban Saints Youth Group Leader charged with buggery of a 14-yr old.


Update

Croydon headmaster John Coatman spared jail for abusing teenage boy

Jan 12 2018

A former headmaster, honoured for his services to young people, has been spared jail after admitting sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy.

In August 2016 retired John Coatman, 76, was found guilty of gross indecency for an offence committed in the 1970s.

His conviction had been thrown out by the Court of Appeal last April because of an error on his charge sheet.

When the case returned to the Old Bailey for a retrial he pleaded guilty to a charge of indecent assault.

‘Rough and tumble’

Coatman, of Leyburn Gardens, Croydon, south London, was sentenced by Judge Anne Molyneux to 21 months imprisonment, suspended for two years.

He was also made subject to a 12-month supervision order.

The court heard that the teenager would visit Coatman’s home, where they would engage in “rough and tumble”, which later took a sexual turn as the adult touched the boy over his clothes.

Matters escalated when, on three separate occasions, the pair undressed in Coatman’s bedroom and the head teacher touched the boy sexually.

‘Difficult to comprehend’

The defendant was headteacher of St Andrew’s secondary school in Croydon, but the complainant was not a pupil there.

Coatman retired in 1998 after 42 years as a teacher and was awarded an MBE in 2012.

Prosecutor Mark Trafford QC told the Old Bailey: “The defendant’s MBE for services to young people was something that he (the complainant) found difficult to comprehend under the circumstances.”

Claims against Coatman, who has inoperable cancer, surfaced in 2014.

In a victim impact statement, the complainant said the incidents had left him with emotional and relationship difficulties.

Sentencing, Ms Molyneux said: “You were in a position of considerable trust, and he trusted you. He enjoyed being with you over a short period of time.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-42664643


Retired Croydon headteacher admits sexually abusing 14-year-old four decades ago

The retired headteacher of a Croydon school, honoured with an MBE by the Queen in 2012 for services to young people, today admitted to sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy over 40 years ago.

John Coatman of Leyburn Gardens, 76, was found guilty of gross indecency in August 2016 when volunteering at a Christian youth group called The Crusaders in the 1970s.

However, soon after his conviction it emerged that there had been an error in the level of the charges against him by the Crown Prosecution Service and the judge adjourned sentencing as it became obvious the case would go to the Court of Appeal. The Court eventually quashed his conviction in April this year and ordered a re-trial.

At his retrial at the Old Bailey on Monday, Coatman pleaded guilty to an amended charge of indecent assault.

Coatman was headteacher at St Andrew’s Church of England High School in Waddon. During his trial, he told the jury he worked with over 22,000 young people during a 50-year association with the Christian group for boys but “had never had any sort of complaint”. The jury rejected Coatman’s explanations and found him guilty of two counts of gross indecency but not guilty of buggery.

Claims against Coatman emerged in 2014 after the victim was suffering from problems at work and his marriage broke down.

At his trial, he denied the claims that “rough and tumble” had turned sexual, saying the only physical activity the young people engaged in was the children’s game British Bulldog.

Coatman told jurors he was “shocked” and “deeply shaken” after his arrest, saying the theme of sex cropped up in youth group meetings only in reference to religion.

http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2017/12/retired-croydon-headteacher-admits-sexually-abusing-14-year-old-four-decades-ago/

Former Croydon headteacher John Coatman has buggery convictions annulled by High Court judges due to police and Crown Prosecution Service errors.

18 Apr 2017

A retired headmaster who had been found guilty of gross indecency with a 14-year-old boy has had his conviction nulled due to police and Crown Prosecution Service errors.

John Coatman, 76, a former headteacher at St Andrew’s Church of England High School in Waddon appealed to the High Court to overturn his conviction for historic sexual abuse at the Old Bailey in August.

Senior judges this month overturned the jury’s verdicts that Mr Coatman, who had also been honoured by the Queen for his services to young people, had sexual activity with the teenager in the 1970s.

Three judges at the Royal Courts of Justice quashed his outstanding convictions on April 6, ruling that Mr Coatman should not have faced the charges under section 1 of the Indecency With Children Act 1960 and section 13 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

The Right Honourable Lady Justice Hallett DBE stated: “Both (the police and Crown Prosecution Service) were wrong (to pursue these charges).

“The appellant could not be charged with offences under section 1 because of the age of the complainant at the time and could not be charged with offences under section 13 because they were time barred.”

Mr Coatman could not have committed an offence against a 14-year-old boy in 1973 under Section 1 of the 1960 Act because the law did not relate to alleged victims of that age until 2001, Lady Justice Hallett ruled.

Buggery charges levied against Mr Coatman under Section 13 of the 1956 Act – provided at the time under the heading ‘Indecency with Men’ – were ‘inapt’, the judge ruled, because the alleged conduct amounted to an assault towards a victim, rather than a sexual act with another man.

Lady Justice Hallett added: “Over the last few years this court has issued repeated warnings about the dangers of poor drafting of indictments in cases of alleged ‘historic sexual abuse’.”

A Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spokesperson said: “We have contacted the complainant in this case to explain the issue and apologised.

“The CPS has issued advice to our specialist sexual offences prosecutors about the appropriate offences to charge in these particular circumstances, to reflect the changes in the law and recent Court of Appeal judgements.

“Cases currently before the courts have also been re-checked to ensure the error does not happen again.”

http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/15230961.Former_headteacher_has_buggery_convictions_anulled/

The judges said the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) was “responsible for this deeply regrettable state of affairs” and added a new case could potentially be brought against Mr Coatman alleging different charges.

Mr Coatman was made an MBE in 2012 for services to young people. During his trial he told the court he had worked with about 22,000 young people in his lifetime,

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/former-croydon-head-teacher-cleared-by/story-30254096-detail/story.html


Ex-head teacher John Coatman appeals conviction after being found guilty of gross indecency

A jury at the Old Bailey in August found John Coatman, 75, guilty of gross indecency with a boy in the early 1970s

Coatman, of Leyburn Gardens, was due to be sentenced at the Old Bailey today, but applied to the Court of Appeal to overturn his conviction. He did not appear in court himself.

The hearing was indefinitely adjourned by Judge Richard Hone, who previously warned Coatman, who taught for 42 years, to expect a jail term.
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Update: August 26, 2016

John Coatman MBE – Crusaders/ Urban Saints Youth Group Leader found guilty of gross indecency with young boy

John Coatman, leader of Urban Saints Youth Group, Croydon was warned by Judge Richard Hone QC that he faced a jail term. He is due to be sentenced on September 30.

Sexual contact took place on about four or five occasions.

In emotional testimony in front of the jury, the man – who was 14 at the time at the time – broke down in tears as he described the alleged abuse taking place 

“… the effects of abuse on a young person can be quite traumatic…”

The survivor also said Coatman had asked whether any other boys he knew “might be interested”.

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A retired headmaster, John Coatman, has been charged with having sex with a 14-year-old boy he met through a Christian youth group in the 1970s.

Jurors heard that at the time of the incidents, Coatman was not only the headteacher of a secondary school in south London (St Andrew’s Church of England High School), but was also involved in a Christian group for boys.  

The name of the Christian youth group is – Crusaders/now called  Urban Saints Youth Group organisation – Cliff Richard’s group

http://research.omicsgroup.org/index.php/Urban_Saints

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3753419/Retired-headmaster-75-head-sex-14-year-old-boy-met-Christian-youth-group-1970s.html

Mr Coatman, who described himself as a bachelor told jurors that the topic of sex did crop up during youth group meetings, but only in reference to passages in the Bible involving “Christian aspects of sexual behaviour”, he added.

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John Coatman MBE Supporters

From a lonely John Coatman testimonial website (comprised of a handful of supporters)

Testimonial by Victoria Swainson

“…I also did my bronze and silver Duke of Edinburgh awards outside of school, through a group organised and led by John (Coatman), and attended a residential Crusaders weekend on the Isle of Wight, again which he’d organised”

 Testimonial by Dr Amy Kendrick

 My name is Amy Kendrick and I was a pupil at St Andrew’s Church of England School in Croydon between 1992 and 1997.

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Dr Amy Kendrick – related to evangelical songwriter Graham Kendrick?

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Special commissions from such charities as Tear Fund, the Children’s Society, Church Army and Care for the Family, have resulted in songs of compassion and justice. They have been sung at major public occasions – including the Dunblane memorial service.

Festival of LightAmong these were Malcolm Muggeridge, Lord Longford, Bishop Trevor Huddleston and Cliff Richard. Among the performers were Cliff Richard, and Graham Kendrick.

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General Eva Burrows, Rev David Coffey, Rt Rev Michael Hare-Duke, Rev Selwyn Hughes, Rev Dr Donald English, Gerald Williams, Rt Rev Dr James L Weatherhead, Jill Dando, Most Rev Desmond Tutu, Rt Rev Stanley Booth-Clibborn

Gyles Brandreth – part of Lord Longford’s porno junket – (which included Jimmy Savile and Cliff Richard)…

Amongst those who were included, and who stayed the course, were singer Cliff Richard and Radio One DJ Jimmy Savile, alongside more obvious suspects like Malcolm Muggeridge (he had spoken at VALA’s first convention, declaring that ‘if Till Death Us Do Part is life, I cannot see that there would be anything to do but commit suicide’) and the Rt. Revd Ronald Ralph Williams, the Bishop of Leicester,

 

 

Here is a list of people who signed off on Longford’s porn report in 1972

There were 47 signatories, with three notes of reservation from Kingsley Amis, Elizabeth Jane Howard and David Goodbourn (from Times, Sep. 20th, 1972):

Mr Kingsley Amis
Professor J. N. D. Anderson
Dr. G. R. Beasley-Murray
Miss Dorothy Berridge
Mrs Sara Binney
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Ian Bowater
The Rt Rev Bishop B. C. Butler
Professor Francis Camps
Sir Frederick Catherwood
the Rev Thomas Corbishley SJ
Lord Justice Edmund Davies
Mr Peter Dawson
Mr Dennis Delderfield
Lord Douglass
Lord Dulverton
Dr. Stanley Ellison
Canon S. H. Evans
Lord Fletcher
Mr Frank Gillard
Mr David Goodbourn
Mr Peter Grosvenor
Professor Agnes Headlam-Morley
Mr David Holbrook
Miss Elizabeth Jane Howard
Mr Martin Hughes
Miss Angela Jones
Mr Herbert Kerrigan
Mr Peter Kettle
Mr Ronald H Kirkwood
The Bishop of Leicester, Dr Williams
Mr John Godfray Le Quesne, QC
The Rev Joseph McCulloch
Miss Carol McCullough
Lady Masham
Mrs Mary Miles
Mr Malcolm Muggeridge
Mr Jeremy Murray-Brown
Mr Cliff Richard
Mr Basil Rooke-Ley
Mr Jimmy Savile
Dr. Christine F. T. Saville
Dr. Peter D. Scott
Mr James Sharkey
Lord Shawcross
The Rev. Lord Soper
The Bishop of Stepney Dr. Huddleston
The Rev. K. M. Steven
Colonel S. J. Watson
Mrs Shiela Wiltshire
Mr Peregrine Worsthorne
The Archbishop of York Dr. Coggan
Mrs. P. S. Ziegler

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The Tear Fund charity was created out of the Evangelical Alliance (EA) and the Evangelical Refugee Fund created by the United Nations.

In January 1969 Cliff Richard did two fundraising concerts for Tearfund at London’s Royal Albert Hall. He has served as the charity’s Vice President and in 1999 served as its president

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Life-long bachelor Cliff Richard – his manager and live-in companion of more than 30 years, Bill Latham (right) was  hugely involved with charity work and was in “on the start of Tearfund”

In 1972  Latham was Deputy Director of Tearfund and had been instrumental in persuading Jean Le Maistre, a Christian politician on the island who was just launching Jersey Overseas Aid, to take a team for his first project to a hospital in Nazareth.

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1978 English pop singer Cliff Richard in concert for the Christian charity, Tear Fund.

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Julia Ogilvy  (centre)– a Trustee of Tearfund with Princess Alexandra and James Ogilvy

Julia Ogilvy is a member of the extended British Royal Family. She is the wife of James Ogilvy, the only son of Sir Angus Ogilvy and Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, a granddaughter of King George V and first cousin of Her Majesty the Queen.

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Jimmy Savile admitted getting knighthood was ‘a relief because it got me off the hook’

His OBE folder contained a handwritten letter from Angus Ogilvy

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More on the Ogilvys- The Ogilvys

Testimonial by Joshua Woodcock
 John Coatman was at first my leader, then as i grew older my co-leader as i joined the team leading the group and even after i left a dear friend mine. My very first contact with John was at St Andrews school where he was my sisters head master.
I went to Wallington crusaders with John for the best part of 15 years
From mass groups of us walking over box hill in the middle of the night every year to may trips away to Westbrook on the isle of white.

John Coatman reckons he’s been to about 300 Crusaders camps over the years

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Westbrook started life as a large Victorian residence surrounded by 25 acres of mixed parkland that was purchased by Crusaders Union in 1948

The original intention of the Committee at the time was to use a Memorial Fund of just over £500 to purchase a field as a permanent camp site for the ever developing Crusader holidays

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 Crusaders Youth Group/Urban Saints

(Notable Crusader Peter Broadbent 

RT REVD PETER ALAN BROADBENTdirector at George Carey’s son Mark Carey’s school ST.JOHN’S COLLEGE NOTTINGHAM LIMITED

Peter Broadbent became a Christian at 14 through ‘Crusaders’, a Christian youth organisation. He trained for the ministry at St John’s College, Nottingham.

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Ordained in 1977, His first parish job was as Curate to George Carey, when he was Vicar of St Nicholas, Durham. He  was at St Nicholas’ Church til 1980 and he was an Islington Labor councillor 1982-1990.)

Lord Carey is a director of Christian Weekly Newspapers along with RT REVD PETER ALAN BROADBENT

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Other notable Crusaders

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Donald Wiseman worked for military intelligence.

In 1942 he became senior intelligence officer of the Mediterranean Allied Tactical Air Forces.

Wiseman joined a special intelligence group handling the Ultra signals, deciphered at Bletchley Park.

Wiseman worked with the Christian Crusaders

Wiseman also maintained a close connection with the Crusaders organisation. He was leader of the class at Finchley, which included Cliff Richard

Martin J. Selman, “Donald J. Wiseman,” in Walter A. Elwell and J. D. Weaver (eds.), Bible Interpreters of the 20th Century (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1999) p. 309

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2016/06/cliff-richard-crusaders-military.html


1979 Margaret Thatcher immediately carried out her promise to slash public spending, recommending that heating be drastically rationed in offices and schools.

This led to a remarkable revolt in Westerham in October 1979 when rebel children from Churchill School, led by senior pupils, burned their text books and walked out in protest against the cold. When headmaster John Coatman went into the playing field to remonstrate, many returned. Around 50 to 60 protesters stayed outside until a caretaker confirmed that the boilers were on.

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John A Coatman attended Whitgift (1952-59) as did his brother Robert William Coatman, MBE, JP

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Robert William Coatman, MBE – ONE of Croydon’s longest-serving councillors.He was first elected as a Conservative for Croydon Central ward in 1966 and went on to represent its successor ward, Fairfield, until his retirement.

Councillor Coatman was elected in 1966 to represent Croydon Central ward, following a family tradition after his great-uncle, GF Coatman, represented Croydon Central in the 1920s

Bob Coatman was educated at Whitgift School and worked for 41 years as a chartered surveyor.

He was best known on the council for his role in planning – serving on the planning committee from 1968 and spending 16 years as its chairman.

 He was Mayor of Croydon in 1977-78.

In 1993, Mr Coatman was made an MBE for his services to local government, and he received a lifelong service award from the council in 2006.

He also served as a magistrate at Croydon Magistrates’ Court for 21 years from 1976.

Outside of council business, Mr Coatman was founder president of both the Rotary Club of Croydon South and the Croydon Mayors’ Association.

He had also been a member of the Croydon South Probus Club and the Old Whitgiftian Association and a longstanding member of the court of the Whitgift Foundation.

His interests included classic cars, he was  a member of the A40 Farina Club and the history of Croydon, and he was a member of the Croydon Corps of Drums.

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2012 John Coatman. Leader, Urban Saints Youth Group, Croydon – MBE for services to Young People. (London, CR0)

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Coatman was head teacher at St Andrew’s until he retired in 1997 and was awarded with an MBE by The Queen in 2012 for his services to young people.

Life-long youth worker given MBE

A FORMER head teacher who has spent his life working with Croydon’s youth has been recognised for his services to young people.

John Coatman, who taught at St Andrew’s School in Warrington Road, has been appointed an MBE.

Mr Coatman joined youth group the Croydon Crusaders, now known as Urban Saints, in 1949 aged eight and rose to represent the club on a national and international level.

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John is very active “for his years”, keeps fit and loves to travel the world – he’s always looking for travel companions who can keep up with him.

Since retiring he has dedicated his time to the youth club and has worked with more than 100,000 young people leading expeditions to Austria, a project which has secured European Union funding, and on countless Duke of Edinburgh Award trips.


Imperial College LondonJohn Coatman, BSc Civil Engineering 1962

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Ten English Days or TED – by John Coatman, on behalf of the leadership team:

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The expedition is being run as part of the work of Croydon Crusaders. Crusaders is a registered charity and the expedition is a charitable activity supporting the work of a charity in Austria. Please ask for information about gift aid.
EU GRANTS
In 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 we had generous grants towards the project from the European Union and we may be applying again this year.
This will be my seventh year leading the TED expedition so I know a great deal about where we are going and what we will be doing. For the first 3 years the trip was part of the Crusoe (Crusaders Overseas Expeditions) programme organised by Crusaders. From 2003 the same expedition has been run under my own Croydon Crusaders Group. Apart from that, all is the same and it is a great success. The 2006 trip is open to any Christian young person aged 15 to 25 who wants to serve God on a working holiday. For legal reasons, by applying they become members of Croydon Crusaders. I promise a great deal of fun in one of the most beautiful parts of Europe in a building that you will find tobe very hospitable and lovely. You will live in luxury but I also promise that you will work hard!
We will be going to Schloss Klaus in Upper Austria.

Click to access tedaustria2006.pdf

Schloss Klaus

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One of our loyal readers, John Coatman of The Croydon Crusaders, decided to pop in this morning and say hello!

The Pass is a magazine inspiring the UK’s Group Travel Organisers.


2011 Croydon Council consultant – John Coatman Crusaders

https://www.croydon.gov.uk/sites/default/files/articles/downloads/appendices1-3.pdf


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WALLINGTON CRUSADER HALL

Crusader Hall in Carshalton, England

Charitable Objects

“To Be Used For All Or Any Of The Purposes Of The Wallington Crusaders’ Bible Class For Public And Private Schoolboys And Young Men In Such Manner As The Leader Of Learders For The Time Being Thereof Shall Think Fit Within The Limits Of The Trusts Hereinafter Declared And Subject To Such Terms And Obligations As May Be Agreed Between The Trustees And The Wallington Crusaders’ Bible Class Aforesaid.”

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CHRISTIAN AND SPORTING ACTIVITIES MOSTLY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WALLINGTON 253811

253811 MR BOB HEDDERLY, MR DERRICK CHARLES LEWIN 462944 MR NOEL GODFREY CARPENTER 467551 ROBERT VERNON HEDDERLY 468174 IVAN RATNAYAKE 3266458 JOHN COATMAN 3266459


 

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1970 Cliff had just returned from spending two weeks at a Christian Crusader camp. Cliff has entertained many young people on a boat that he moors on the Norfolk Broads

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Cliff Richard led an armada of five motor cruisers along the Norfolk Broads…Last night with 27 boys from the Crusaders’ Union...in his six-berth Pomander ...

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WHAT IS AN URBAN SAINTS GROUP ANYWAY? There was a bumper crop of Urban Saints family members included in the 2012 New Year’s Honours list by Her Majesty The Queen.

This included MBEs for John Coatman (for his work with young people in Croydon, including the Wallington Urban Saints group), Dr Avice Hall & Stephen Hammersley (for their work in education, the community and their own local groups, in St Albans and Harpenden respectively). Former Crusaders Director, Dr Alan Kerbey, received an OBE for his work with young people in education and another former staff team member, Colin Henry, was recognised for with a MBE, for services to education in his role as Chair of Governors at Christ’s College in Guildford.

URBAN SAINTS is the operating name of The Crusaders’ Union, a company limited by guarantee and registered in England & Wales, company number 07771037, charity number 1144923

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/07771037/THE-CRUSADERS-UNION/companies-house-data

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Crusaders, the youth missionary movement, hosted “An Evening with Sir Cliff Richard” recently in Central London to celebrate its centenary.

Alongside Steve Chalke, the President of Crusaders, Sir Cliff shared his personal life and faith, as well as performing a couple of songs from his repertoire.

Sir Cliff shared openly about his early days as a young performer, his big break, his very public conversion to Christ and the significant role played by Crusader leaders in his early Christian journey.

He spoke fondly of his time with Crusaders.

Sir Cliff is Patron of the Crusaders

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/sir.cliff.richard.shares.faith.at.crusaders.centenary/8014.htm

 


Paul O’Grady: “He’s really been through it this year, poor Cliff. He’s had a terrible time.”

Cliff Richard to O’Grady: “…you and I we’ve stood side by side through the storms together and all through the years you have been golden”

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Cliff Richard’s drag queen friend and supporter, Paul O’Grady worked at care homes where Jimmy Savile abused and where Crusaders (members of the organisation that Cliff Richard is patron of)  were charged with abuse.

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Paul O’Grady as drag queen, Lily Savage (Carlton Television) worked for Camden Council Social Services

Cilla Black used to go on holiday with Lily Savage aka Paul O’Grady, who worked as a social worker in Lambeth at the time of the paedophile gang and neglect of clients in that Borough. Diane Abbott was Lambeth Borough Council’s press officer/PR person.

http://www.drsallybaker.com/tag/diane-abbott/

 

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O’Grady worked at The Children’s Convalescent Home and School on Meols Drive, West Kirby Meols Drive, West Kirby

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Last night TV funnyman Paul O’Grady told how Savile was banned from being alone on a girls’ ward at a care home where the Lily Savage star once worked.

Paul says: “When I worked in a children’s home in West Kirby in the 1970s, Jimmy Savile came to visit.

O’Grady, recalled the “creepy” DJ, Jimmy Savile visiting the Conny Home in West Kirby, Merseyside, which housed disabled and abused children in the 1970s.

He said: “Some of the house mothers were told not to let him on the girls’
unit unsupervised.”

Esther Rantzen and Paul O’Grady

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West Kirby Residential School, West Kirby, Wirral

A group of 10 claimants has already issued legal proceedings relating to claims for severe physical and sexual abuse from the mid 1970s to the early 1990s at West Kirby Residential School in Meols Drive.

Three men (Graham Charles Webb, Henry Christie, Matthew Johnson) received jail sentences at Liverpool Crown Court for their part in the physical and sexual abuse at the residential school.

*Former head of care Graham Charles Webb, was jailed for seven years in July 1997 for abusing boys at the school and at camps he helped organise.

Webb, who also worked for a well known Christian youth movement, admitted abusing 20 children over a period of almost 20 years.

https://theukdatabase.com/2013/05/04/west-kirby-residential-school/

(West Kirby Residential School, West Kirby, Wirral

Matthew Johnson was also at Balliol School, Sedburgh, Cumbria.

The former house parent, of Kirby Stephen, Cumbria, committed the offences on five pupils at the residential school and three boy scouts who were in his care when he was a scout master.)

 

 


And another Crusader leader charged with abusing boys:

Crusader leader vicar Rev David Henry McIntosh:

 

Crusader Graham Webb charged along with

fellow Crusader leader vicar Rev David Henry McIntosh:

Alongside McIntosh in the dock was 41-year-old Graham Webb, who was care head at a West Kirby residential school, and Bournemouth man Robert Moses.

Some of the charges involve both McIntosh and Webb, who were leaders of activity holidays.

FORMER West Kirby residential school head Graham Webb and a vicar face indecency charges.

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Rev David Henry McIntosh, of Fenwick Lane, Runcorn, has been bailed with sureties of £2,000. A condition of bail is to make no contact with Webb. They will appear at Crown Court to plea on June 12, after being directed to the higher court by Wirral magistrates.

http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/7439630.Head_and_vicar_face_sex_trial/?ref=arc

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The Rev McIntosh had been staying at an address in Fenwick Lane, Halton Lodge, Runcorn, but has now been moved to a secret venue which was not revealed in open court.

Reporting restrictions have not been lifted.

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A Church of England VICAR, the Rev David Henry McIntosh,

who sexually assaulted young boys during naked “shower games” at holiday camps organised by a Christian youth group has been jailed for three years at Liverpool Crown Court.

The court was told that the “shower games” took place during Crusader holidays at a boarding school in Swindon, Wiltshire, in 1988,1994 and 1995 and at a weekend gathering of boys for a reunion at a church commissioner’s house in Llandudno in 1994.

His position was made more serious by the fact he had helped draw up documents advising leaders about appropriate behaviour with the boys.

The Church of England vicar, who resigned from his post at Barnton, near Northwich, after his arrest last December, used to work as part of a ministry team in Ellesmere Port

He studied maths and physics at Durham University.

He is charged with 19 indecent assault allegations at West Kirby, Swindon, Minehead, Malvern and Cheltenham, four matters of gross indecency at West Kirby and two other offences brought under the Sexual Offences Act.

He had been involved with the Crusaders for longer than his involvement in the church, attending more than 40 holidays during that period of time.

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 December 1997

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 A VICAR who sexually assaulted young boys during naked “shower games” at holiday camps organised by a Christian youth group has been jailed for three years at Liverpool Crown Court.

McIntosh, who was camp chaplain at the holidays at Pinewood boarding school, Swindon, from 1988 to 1991, became overall holiday leader there in 1993.

The two boys whom McIntosh abused in Llandudno were both from an Ellesmere Port school where he was vicar.

https://theukdatabase.com/2012/04/23/david-mcintosh-swindonruncornwarrington/

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 Another Crusader charged with abusing boys at a care home:

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Mr Gilbart-Smith… who had led the Crusaders children’s group for fifty years was accused of abuse

All the allegations were said to have involved Mr Gilbart-Smith and others at Greenfield House children’s hostel in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

During that time the court heard residents were subjected to sustained, systemic abuse at the hands of the home’s managers and numerous visitors.

The youngsters were repeatedly raped and even ‘loaned out’ to other paedophiles elsewhere.

Mr Gilbart-Smith, a successful businessman, was accused of being one of those who took part in the sex attacks.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1292277/Paedophile-suspect-doused-petrol-victim-court-dock-drama-acquittal.html

Nine men “horrendously abused” by a paedophile ring in a children’s home 40 years ago have received an out-of-court settlement totalling more than £300,000

The civil settlement came despite the fact that no-one has ever been convicted of criminal offences regarding the abuse at the council-run Green Field House in Maidenhead, Berkshire, between 1964 and 1970

The home was then managed by ex-soldier Don Prescott, who died about 19 years ago.

He used to abuse the boys and rent them out to other paedophiles as far afield as Leicester, London, Cambridge and Reading

https://theukdatabase.com/2012/04/21/green-field-house-childrens-home-maidenhead/

“Unfortunately for the boys staying at Green Field House, it was the centre of a paedophile ring numbering so many men some of the boys lost count of those who abused them.

“They suffered the most horrendous abuse – it was the worst type of sexual abuse. They were filmed, photographed and had to take part in the abuse.

“… it went on for six years.”

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/berkshire/6195572.stm

Nine men all with children and grandchildren claimed to have been raped by Gilbart-Smith the Lloyds investor during their stay at Green Field House children’s home Maidenhead (Theresa May’s constituency).

Gilbart-Smith, offered no defence other than a denial and a moral smoke screen, as he claimed to be a “Christian” who was a church leader at Foxes Piece School, Newfield Road, Marlow. Gilbart-Smith also told the court that he was a Bible teaching missionary and friends with a David Pawson.

http://www.thepaedotrial.com/crown-court-paedo-defence/

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Oliver Denham Gilbart-Smith

Theresa May’s reply about Oliver Denham Gilbart-Smith & Green Field House child abuse scandal

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/903650898/MR-OLIVER-DENHAM-GILBART-SMITH/companies

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NOTE: Theresa May doesn’t respond to the question that was asked about the secret RBWM paedophile deal, but rather in typical politician fashion, she evades the question with statements like;

“we discussed your concerns”

“I appreciate your concerns” 

“I have raised this matter” 

“I noted the contents”

“In addition I have also raised this” 

“I hope this will be of use”

Theresa May was specifically asked whether the secret £300,000 RBWM payment was moral, legal or in the public interest? For whatever reason the now Prime Minister has refused to look into this matter.

Myself and numerous other victims and or their MPs including; Norman Baker MP, Mike Thornton MP, Nick de Bois, MP, John Redwood MP, Mims Davies MP have all written to Theresa May as MP then Home Secretary and now Prime Minister asking the same question and Theresa May has consistently refused to answer this very simple question.

The Prime Minister & The Nobbler

In 1970 the council in Theresa Mays Maidenhead constituency, brushed the horrific Green Field House child abuse scandal under the carpet, hoping  it would never again see the light of day.

The child abuse surfaced again some thirty years later in 2000. Maidenhead police investigated but there was insufficient evidence to proceed with a criminal case, so a civil case was pursued by two complainants.

For the following five years *RBWM, denied the abuse ever took place. However, on the 29th November 2006 RBWM were forced to accept responsibility, and they agreed to settle a £300,000 compensation claim with nine rape victims, plus the considerable legal costs incurred from a five year investigation by solicitors Dyer Burdett.

*When we reference RBWM we are referring to the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead or Berkshire County Council (BBC) whose responsibilities RBWM inherited and or their insurers.

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/berkshire/6195572.stm

RBWM by settling the claims and paying £300,000 in compensation, agreed with the claimants and the Dyer-Burdett legal team that the unnamed man mentioned in the BBC website article, was a paedophile and had raped and abused 4 of the 9 claimants.

To recover their loss, RWBM immediately sued the unnamed man, who promptly paid RBWM £300,000 to cover their loss.

On top of the £300,000 the unnamed man also paid RBWM’s legal bill, including the costs relating to Dyer Burdett’s five year investigation. However, before committing to settle this payment, the unnamed man insisted on the following caveats:

  • RBWM would keep his name secret.
  • RBWM would keep the amount of cash he paid them a secret.
  • RBWM would exclude him from any future claims if they paid compensation to any more of his rape victims. 

With total disregard for the spirit of the law and public funds, RBWM amazingly agreed to the caveats and struck a deal with the now self confessed paedophile. This secret paedophile deal included a substantial payment to exclude the unnamed man from any future claims, if RBWM compensated any more of his rape victims.

THE BELOW STATEMENT IS A FACT!

The amount the unnamed man paid was over £1,000,000!

TO PAY HIS PAEDO-BILL THE UNNAMED MAN TOOK THE FOLLOWING ACTION!

April 12th 2007, the unnamed man sold his family home of twenty five years, Winterberry Jobs Lane, Cookham, SL6 9TX, for £1,475,000,00.

 

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Around the same time the unnamed man sold Ballyhaise Quarry Road, Marlow, SL7 1RE for £1,251,423,00. Ballyhaise had been a family home for about 35 years.

MORE INVESTMENTS WERE CASHED IN INCLUDING CAPE MARCO HOTELS.

 

By 2010 RBWM had settled 21 individual compensation claims for abuse that had taken place at the Green Field House children’s home. RBWM settled more than 10 compensation claims for rape by the unnamed man. None of the later claimants were made aware that their compensation claim was being paid with money RBWM had received from the rapist in a secret deal. 

After three years of writing to Theresa May concerning the corrupt RBWM paedophile hush payment with ZERO response, the below letter & the book Rich Man Poor Man was sent to 100’s of MP’s.

 

Out of the 300 MPs the letter and book was sent to, one Scottish MP Brian Donohoe responded with a phone call.  Mr Donohoe suggested that I approach Theresa May through my local MP which at that time was Mike Thornton, I acted on Mr Donohoe’s simple advice.

In the below email to Mike Thornton MP, RBWM break their secret agreement and name (Denham) Gilbart-Smith as the unnamed man that paid the RBWM rape bill. 

 

2010 17th May

After a 2 year police investigation, Gilbart-Smith stood trial for 17 charges of raping and abusing 8 kids as young as nine. The secret RBWM deal was not allowed to be mentioned during the trial.

WATCH THE TRIAL VIDEO 

  •  Gilbart-Smith agreed with the prosecution that all of his friends that went to the children’s home were paedophiles.
  • Gilbart-Smith agreed to being an unpaid helper at the kids home and going on holidays with the children and the paedophiles.
  • Gilbart-Smith agreed to being at the numerous places where the children were raped sold and abused by paedophiles.
  • Gilbart-Smith’s only defence during the six week trial was, he didn’t know that his friends were paedophiles, he had no idea that the boys were being raped by his friends, and he personally did not rape or abuse any of the boys.
  • Nine men who for the best part hadn’t seen each other for 40 years all claimed to have been raped or abused by Gilbart-Smith.
    (One of the 9 made a complaint too late for charges to be made)
  • The purpose of a jury is to return a verdict based on the evidence presented to the court, this jury returned a verdict in total contradiction to the overwhelming and robust evidence. All the jury had to decide in what for all intense and purposes was a ‘cut and dried’ case was: “Who is telling the truth, the nine men who hadn’t seen each other for 40 years or Gilbart-Smith?”

Watch the video and cringe at Gilbart-Smith’s pathetic lies, a jury of ten year old kids would have seen through Gilbart-Smith’s nonsense and found him guilty. In The Nobbler it is very clearly outlined how Gilbart-Smith, with no defence WHATSOEVER would once again outsmart the system with his wealth. If Gilbart-Smith had access to one million or fifty million pounds, all of it would be worthless to him in jail. No more Michelin Star restaurants for Greasy-Gilbart just porridge.

With the prospect of disgracing the family name and spending the rest of his life on the monster wing with child murderers, paedophiles, rapists and every other vile creature under the sun. True to his modus operandi, Gilbart-Smith paid out a large sum of *cash to nobble the jury.

*This would be very easy to establish as fact, seven years on a simple financial investigation on the jury members starting with the foreman would prove very interesting.

In 2010 Gilbart-Smith ran *IMS an insurance company that insured policy holders against kidnapping, international terrorism and such like. So Gilbart-Smith was no stranger to spooks and double dealing in the murky world of international intelligence, espionage, and subterfuge. Gilbart-Smith would communicate with spy academy type characters on a daily basis in his work environment.

*Gilbart-Smith is no longer connected with IMS.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10513751

The author of The Nobbler John Affleck was sent to prison for 12 months for contempt of the court for protesting against the corrupt verdict. Gilbart-Smith left court a free man with the tax payer paying his massive legal bill. Had the jury found Gilbart-Smith guilty, he would have had to pay his own legal fees, so if the content of The Nobbler book is truthful, Gilbart-Smith in effect paid for his jury nobbling activities with tax payers money.

Instead of suing John for slander and false accusations including tampering with the jury and the murder of three blackmailers, immediately after the trial at the age of 64 The Nobbler swiftly cashed in his assets and left the UK, leaving behind his children and grandchildren, he became a citizen of Northern Cyprus, a Muslim country that has no extradition treaty with the UK.

…………………………………

After John was released from prison Maidenhead MP Theresa May refused to answer any of Johns correspondence for the following three years concerning this matter. However, Mrs May did write to another of Gilbart-Smiths rape victims who lives in her constituency.

 

NOTE: Theresa May doesn’t respond to the question that was asked about the secret RBWM paedophile deal, but rather in typical politician fashion, she evades the question with statements like;

“we discussed your concerns”

“I appreciate your concerns” 

“I have raised this matter” 

“I noted the contents”

“In addition I have also raised this” 

“I hope this will be of use”

Theresa May was specifically asked whether the secret £300,000 RBWM payment was moral, legal or in the public interest? For whatever reason the now Prime Minister has refused to look into this matter.

Myself and numerous other victims and or their MPs including; Norman Baker MP, Mike Thornton MP, Nick de Bois, MP, John Redwood MP, Mims Davies MP have all written to Theresa May as MP then Home Secretary and now Prime Minister asking the same question and Theresa May has consistently refused to answer this very simple question.

ALL MP LETTERS  ARE IN THE JOURNALIST PACK

Prime Minister, instead of giving up salt & vinegar crisps for lent 2017, do you think it might be more appropriate for a person in your position to GIVE UP not answering a straight forward  simple question concerning the £300,000 rapist payment to the authority in your constituency?

 

On the 8th September John received a reply from Sarah Newton the minister for vulnerability at the Home Office. Incredibly Ms Newton advised John to complain to RBWM about the million pound plus payment that RBWM had received from  Denham Gilbart-Smith after RBWM accused Gilbart-Smith of raping around ten children in their care.

QUESTION FOR SARAH NEWTON THE MINISTER FOR VULNERABILITY

Dear Mrs Newton, Should I also complain to Mr Gilbart-Smith for raping me when I was a ten year old kid?

You really couldn’t make this stuff up, it’s taken five years to get that advice from the Home Office. 

http://thenobbler.com/


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Is John Coatman MBE  linked with these other Crusader leaders who have been charged with csa?

Is he part of a ring?

John Coatman reckons he’s been to about 300 Crusaders camps over the years”

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“Since retiring he has dedicated his time to the youth club and has worked with more than 100,000 young people”

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Coatman …”rose to represent the club on a national and international level.”

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John Coatman took early retirement after being a headteacher for 19 years to work for Crusaders/Urban Saints.

“John (Coatman) was asked to be General Director for 2 years and has been involved in almost every aspect of the movement over the 60 years he’s been a member…”

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Coatman on the South East Regional Steering Group of the Urban Saints (formerly known as the Crusaders)

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The South East Regional Steering Group

The South East Regional Steering Group consists of  …

John Coatman took early retirement after being a headteacher for 19 years to work for Crusaders/Urban Saints.

John was asked to be General Director for 2 years and has been involved in almost every aspect of the movement over the 60 years he’s been a member of the Croydon group.

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John Coatman organised and took part in many residential Crusaders weekend on the Isle of Wight



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This Video May Prove Cliff Richard Is A Child Abuser

 “Richard faced accusations from four men, relating to the period between 1958 and 1983, but was never arrested or charged. The case was dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service in June, after it decided there was insufficient evidence to bring an action.”

I believe in the Devil, I spend more time with him than I do with God,” Would a devout Christian admit to that? I don’t think so.

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Why does Kitty always refer to just one accuser (he) when he knows there were several?

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it was 9 accusers…9!!! The file to CPS wasn’t blank! Good wholesome Christian who hangs about with shady characters


Misc info on Cliff Richard’s friend Paul O’Grady who worked at West Kirby Residential School

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Predator Savile’s attack on victim at High Royds Psychiatric Hospital in Menston

High Royds Hospital is a former psychiatric hospital south of the village of Menston, West Yorkshire, England. The hospital, which opened in 1888, closed in 2003 and the site has since been developed for residential use.

The hospital is located within in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough and was first opened on 8 October 1888 as the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum.

It is near Ilkley.

In 1988, Jimmy Savile assaulted a patient at the hospital’s 100 anniversary celebrations.[1]

It was in 1988 that Savile was a guest at a garden party to celebrate High Royds’ 100th anniversary, said local historian Mark Davis.

He was a frequent visitor” said Mr Davis, a trustee of the Friends of High Royds Memorial Garden

http://www.ilkleygazette.co.uk/news/news_local/10168697.Predator_Savile___s_attack_on_victim_at_High_Royds/#
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At Savile’s auction – a mug etched with ‘High Royds Hospital 1888-1988’ and ‘Presented to Jimmy Savile O.B.E. With our grateful thanks 9th July 1988.

Two victims were at High Royds Hospital, aged five and 45.

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/jimmy-savile/10059496/Jimmy-Savile-further-details-of-hospital-abuse-revealed.html

 


I worked there (High Royd) from Oct 1984 to April 1987

Paul O’Grady used to work on one of the wards when I was there. He was a staff nurse and was training to be a comedian at the time.

http://www.highroydshospital.com/galleries/1902-2/

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High Royds Hospital to St Mary’s Menston School .6 mile


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St Mary’s Menston Catholic Voluntary Academy

Perverts WILL be allowed to stay in the classroom

  • Teachers already cleared to return to work will not have cases reviewed

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Geoffrey Bettley was allowed to keep working as a teacher even after he was convicted of possessing indecent images of children

Child porn: Geoffrey Bettley was allowed to keep working as a teacher even after he was convicted of possessing indecent images of children

Geoffrey Bettley was allowed to keep working as a teacher even after he was convicted of possessing indecent images of children

Bettley was working at St Mary’s Catholic High School in Menston, West Yorkshire, when he was arrested for downloading nearly 200 images.

He was cautioned and placed on a ‘barred list’ by the Independent Safeguarding Authority, although his name was taken off last June.

His case was heard by the National College for Teaching and Leadership professional conduct panel, which concluded that he was not a risk to children and the DfE backed the decision.

Peter Saunders, of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood, said he had ‘zero’ confidence in the Government’s ability to tackle child-related offences.

Everyone is aghast at the failure to grasp the common sense that everything must be done to ensure that these people can never go near classrooms again,’ he said.

Bettley, who joined St Mary’s in September 2001 from Yorkshire Martyrs Catholic School, in Bradford, West Yorks, was suspended from his job on December 9, 2010, and dismissed a year later.

In October 2011 the Independent Safeguarding Authority banned him from working with children, but removed the restriction on 21 June 2012


Mr Bettley, does not, in the view of the Panel, represent a risk to children and young people.

NAME OF DECISION MAKER: Alan Meyrick
DATE: 17 May 2013

Geoffrey Bettley

Former Employer:
St Mary’s, Menston, variously known as St Mary’s Catholic High School and
St Mary’s Catholic Comprehensive School
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NCTL deputy director Alan Meyrick


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Alan Meyrick was Assistant Private Sec to Peter Brooke in NI. Hmmm


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Alan Meyrick Assistant PS 1989-91

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Kincora: ‘Highest profile people connected to abuse’ claim

 Peter Brooke stonewalled.

The Kincora Boys’ Home in east Belfast was at the centre of a child abuse scandal in the 1980s

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Kincora controversy

In February 1990, Brooke told Kevin McNamara, Labour’s then Northern Ireland spokesman, that the Kincora affair had been investigated ‘as fully and thoroughly as lies within the power of the Government to investigate it, and that no purpose would now be served by a further inquiry’

In October 1990, Brooke conceded for the first time, that the reports about the Kincora home came to the attention of the police.

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Peter Brooke was sworn of the Privy Council in 1988. He was made Chairman of the Conservative Party in 1987, and then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in 1989.

During his time as Heritage Secretary, he oversaw the restoration of Windsor Castle following the fire that had struck the state apartments in 1992.

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Peter Brooke’s PPS was a chap called Bottomley.

His PPS for a time was Peter Bottomley (1990). In September 1984, Peter was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office.

I’ll sue if anyone links me to untrue paedophile claims, says Tory grandee Sir Peter Bottomley

  • Worthing West MP issues public denial of any involvement in child abuse 
  • Denied there had been a major Establishment conspiracy to cover up abuse

Curious that after studying economics at Trinity College Peter Bottomley became a truck driver.

a very unlucky MP, Peter Bottomley at 2 disasters..

No it’s 3 ….Kings Cross, Heysel Stadium and Kegworth

No, it’s 4: EGH

 so ice cream van & truck driver Bottomley present at 4 areas of interest – & thrives


Alan Meyrick

Deputy Director Teacher Regulation at the Department for Education

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Education Management
Current
  1. Department for Education
Previous
  1. General Teaching Council for England,
  2. General Medical Council,
  3. Home Office – Metropolitan Police Committee
Education
  1. University of Cambridge

Experience

  • Deputy Director Teacher Regulation

    Department for Education
    April 2012 – Present (4 years 7 months)
  • Chief Executive

    General Teaching Council for England
    March 2011 – March 2012 (1 year 1 month)
  • Registrar

    General Teaching Council for England
    2000 – 2011 (11 years)
  • Head of Registration Policy

    General Medical Council
    April 1999 – March 2000 (1 year)
  • Deputy Secretary

    Home Office – Metropolitan Police Committee
    January 1996 – March 1999 (3 years 3 months)
  • Personnel Management and Programme Manager

    Home Office
    February 1991 – January 1996 (5 years)
  • Assistant Private Secretary to Secretary of State

    Northern Ireland Office
    January 1989 – February 1991 (2 years 2 months)
  • Internal Management Consultant

    Home Office
    September 1987 – January 1989 (1 year 5 months)
  • Project Officer

    Home Office Prison Department
    September 1985 – September 1987 (2 years 1 month)

    HM Prison

    Education

    • University of Cambridge

      BA Hons, Theology and Religious Studies
      1982 – 1985
    • King Edward VI School

      A’ Levels, English, Religious Studies; French
      1976 – 1981

    Service


St. Mary’s Menston
Bradford Road
Menston
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
LS29 6AE

Jimmy Savile:  Two separate attacks in High Royds Hospital at Menston, near Ilkley, which treated psychiatric patients, in the 1970s and 1980s.



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Paul O’Grady appointed MBE by Prince Charles – The star said: “I’m delighted. Now I’m part of the Establishment.”

Prince Charles – friend of  “creepy” Jimmy Savile:

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Paul O’Grady:

Even now, 40 years on, the TV host and comedian shivers as he relives the night he saved the 18-month-old youngster’s life while working for social services. (Camden Council Social Services)

He tells how he fled the flat where he was keeping watch on the baby after a terrifying confrontation with the little lad’s drunken father – and how the drama ended with him making a desperate phone call to the Salvation Army for help.

Paul O’Grady reveals the terrifying moment in 1976 … he feared for his own survival

 Paul O'Grady: The Sally Army and Me

Paul O’Grady, while employed by Camden Council Social Services 

 took a toddler to a pub where Adam Ant was playing

Reliving his unforgettable ordeal in 1976, Paul says: “It was a dangerous situation for the kid, and for me.

“There were a few times when my life and that of The Sally Army crossed paths, but that night is one of the most memorable.”

After heading to London in the 70s, a few years before conjuring up Lily Savage , Liverpudlian Paul, then 21, worked for Camden Council Social Services providing respite care for families at home.

He says: “I remember the mother of this child had to go to hospital for an operation so I was there to look after him. He was only 18 months.

“It must have been about 2am when there was a banging at the door. I answered it …‘What are you doing carrying on with my wife?” he said.

“I tried to explain I was a care worker, but he just told me, ‘I want my kid.’

“‘You’re not getting your kid, mate,’ I said. ‘I’m sorry, you’ve got to get through me first.’

So I took the child in the middle of the night…I hurried into this club next to Camden Town tube. I remember Adam And The Ants* were playing a gig there that night.”

“I asked the manager if I could use his phone to call my duty worker. But I couldn’t get through to him for some reason. So I called The Sally Army instead and said, ‘can you bloody help me?’

“And they came. And they didn’t ask lots of questions. They wrapped the kid in a blanket. We had a place of safety in Kentish Town and they took him there.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/paul-ogrady-reveals-terrifying-moment-7635112


Adam Ant’s father, Alfred Leslie Goddard (left), was jailed for preying on runaway boys nearly 30 years ago.

 Leslie Alfred Goddard  worked as a chauffeur.

 

*Stuart Leslie Goddard/Adam Ant’s father- Leslie Alfred Goddard- was jailed in 1987 with Sidney Cooke as part of the Dirty Dozen gang.

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2015/08/goddard-cooke-adam-ant-and-security.html

Boys had been hawked around “safe houses” and passed on to other members of the gang which included council porter Alfred Goddard, father of 1980s pop star Adam Ant.

The former council porter was a member of a gang that included Britain’s most notorious paedophile, Sidney Cooke, who was later convicted of the sadistic gang rape and killing of a teenage boy and is suspected of murdering many more.

It has emerged that detectives investigating shock allegations of three murders and systemic child sex abuse by senior Establishment figures are looking into Goddard’s possible involvement.

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The suggestion is that the child sex ring, dubbed the Dirty Dozen and known to have targeted vulnerable youngsters, could have passed on their victims for the MPs to abuse.

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At the time, Goddard lived in Eccleston Square, Pimlico, close to the exclusive apartments of Dolphin Square where the VIP child abuse ring is said to have been based.

29th Jan 1999 Sidney Cooke appears before Newbury Magistrates Court, charged with 14 serious sexual offences. which were said to have taken place in Battersea and Stockwell in south London; Twyford, Berks; Canterbury, Kent; Washington, Tyne and Wear and Hatfield, Berkhamsted and Tring in Herts.

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Adam Ant’s mother was an embroiderer or the Queen’s dressmaker Norman Hartnell. and worked at Paul McCartney’s house as a cleaner.

Like Sidney Cooke, Leslie Alfred Goddard was also a chauffeur to rich families.
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Alfred Leslie Goddard had served in the Royal Air Force.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Ant

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Anthony John Wixted‏ @TrojanManifesto

It looks like a young Harvey Proctor if you ask me…


Cliff Richard’s friend Paul O’Grady is a patron of  the Peter Tatchell Foundation

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http://www.petertatchellfoundation.org/node/573

Is this the current CHE membership leaflet with photo of Nettie Pollard & Peter Tatchell from 2011?

“Pollard gave a constant stream of support to paedophiles and promoted their views.”

Photo below: Nettie Pollard (EC Member) with Peter Tatchell at the 2011 Annual Conference:

Nettie Pollard was member number 70 of the Paedophile Information Exchange.

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Pensioner backed Paedophile Information Exchange and may hold key to links with left wing groups

Nettie Pollard was a key figure in the London left – a Sunday People investigation reveals her to be a chief apologist for some of PIE’s most chilling demands

Even those who have lived beside her for years have little idea about her life – none of her neighbours has ever been invited inside the home she has lived in alone for almost 30 years.

But 69-year-old Nettie Pollard may hold the key to how the Paedophile Information Exchange infiltrated left wing groups in the 1970s.

She was a key figure in the London left, working for the National Council for Civil Liberties for two decades.

But a Sunday People investigation reveals Pollard to be chief apologist for some of PIE’s most chilling demands.

Our investigation found that throughout her career Pollard gave a constant stream of support to paedophiles and promoted their views. She also:

  • Supported PIE’s call to scrap the age of consent.
  • Argued against the introduction of a bill to protect children.
  • Sat on committees with known ­paedophiles and PIE members.
  • Wrote a twisted essay defending sex between adults and children.

It emerged MP Harriet Harman, ­husband Jack Dromey and former Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt had been involved with the NCCL when PIE was affiliated to it.

Mrs Harman has subsequently moved to distance herself from Pollard and paedophiles, with a spokesman stating they “did not influence any of the work she did there”.

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However one source involved with the London left in the 70s claims – ­embarrassingly for Mrs Harman – that she and Pollard did work together on occasions within the NCCL .

The source said: “Nettie was a big presence in the movement back in the 1970s and couldn’t be ignored by anyone wanting to get on in the NCCL.”

Our investigation first places Pollard in 1975 working as the Gay and Lesbian Officer for the NCCL.

And that brought her into close ­contact with the infamous PIE – the child sex group which campaigned to have the age of consent lowered or scrapped.

As well as her role at the NCCL, Pollard was and remains a significant member of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality – a group that defended PIE’s rights at their 1983 conference.

But even after PIE was disbanded in 1984, Pollard made no secret of her ­sympathy for the organisation’s aims.

In 1993 she contributed a ­defence of the ­sexualisation of youngsters to a book called Bad Girls and Dirty Pictures.

Entitled The Small Matter of Children, Pollard’s essay draws on work by known paedophiles such as former PIE vice-chair Warren Middleton to build its case.

Pollard argues child sex should be legal if the act is “consensual”.

It also uses language like “willing partners” to describe sex between adults and children.

But by far the most disturbing section is Pollard’s attempt to justify the sexualisation of children.

She writes: “Far from being ‘innocent’ and becoming sexual at puberty, as was once the common belief, it is now indisputable that everyone is sexual, even before birth.”

The research cited was also used in PIE’s bid to reduce the age of consent to just four.

Pollard continued to work for the NCCL until her mysterious ­departure from the group in 1997.

She was made redundant but reports from Feminists Against Censorship implies murkier reasons ­behind her exit.

A ­newsletter from the time reads: “Within the last several months, two of NCCL’s employees have remarked that the organisation’s longest-serving staff member, Nettie Pollard, was the last civil libertarian left on the payroll.”

Challenging the cost-cutting explanation given it added: “Since she is one of the few indispensable staff members, and the most ­expensive to make redundant, we suspect economy is not the reason.”

Pollard, whose Facebook page currently shows her support for causes including an anti-drones campaign and attacks on the “Big Brother” state, also showcases her taste in music with a link to indie rock band The Donutsh – described by one of their following as sounding “like Johnny Cash biting off Johnny Rotten’s head”.

She refused to answer the door to us when we visited her home.

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Harriet Harman and Peter Tatchell

 

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Peter Tatchell was a leading member of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) but never knew or met any GLF members that where paedophiles like John David Stamford ?


Harriet Harman, PIE , etc …..

Is Peter Tatchell A Paedophile Or Simply Misunderstood?

Peter Tatchell was born in Melbourne Australia on 25th January 1952, he moved to London in 1971 to avoid conscription. In 1978 Tatchell joined the Labour Party and moved to Bermondsey, South East London. Tatchell ran as the Bermondsey Labour Party candidate in the 1983 General Election. Despite Bermondsey being a Labour stronghold he lost to Liberal candidate Simon Hughes. In February 2000 he left the Labour Party for unknown reasons. In 2004 he joined the Green Party and was chosen to be their candidate for Oxford East in the 2010 General Election, however for some reason he withdrew his candidacy in 2009.
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Peter Tatchell (the UK’s most prominent homosexual activist and a favourite of the BBC) has done more than demand the abolition of the age of consent, he has broken the law on the age of consent in Britain at least once.

Peter Tatchell is a regular on the BBC. The BBC have refused to state whether he appears as a human rights activist, homosexual campaigner or paedophilie apologist.
Peter Tatchell is a regular on the BBC. The BBC have refused to state whether he appears as a human rights activist, homosexual campaigner or paedophile apologist. They have also refused to state how much they have paid him for appearances.

As a gay 18-year-old Australian anti-Vietnam war draft-dodger, he came to the UK in 1971 and lived with a 16-year-old boy in London. The homosexual age of consent in England at the time was 21. Later he campaigned for lowering it to 16, and now he wants it lowered again to 14. What will he want after that?

When the age of consent for homosexuals was lowered to 16 an Outrage (Tatchell’s organization) banner said “16 is just a start” – it didn’t state what the end goal was.

Mr Tatchell criticises the age of consent laws. Here is a quotation from his own website:

“Nevertheless, like any minimum age, it is arbitrary and fails to acknowledge that different people mature sexually at different ages. A few are ready for sex at 12; others not until they’re 20. Having a single, inflexible age of consent doesn’t take into account these differences. It dogmatically imposes a limit, regardless of individual circumstances“.

Peter Tatchell wrote the chapter “Questioning Ages of Majority and Ages of Consent” for a book openly advocating paedophilia and finding ways “to make paedophilia acceptable“.

This book, published in 1986 and called The Betrayal of Youth (B.O.Y.), was edited by Warren Middleton, then vice-chairperson of the Paedophile Information Exchange, Britain’s number one paedophile advocacy group.

Stephen Green, anti-paedophile campaigner wrote: “The book was part of a campaign to abolish all ages of consent, destroy the responsibilities of parents for their children, deny any ill-effects on children of interference by paedophiles, and withal to make it easier for paedophiles to gain sexual access to children.“

In The Betrayal of Youth Tatchell wrote that the age of sexual consent is “Reinforcing a set of increasingly quaint, minority moral values left over from the Victorian era“.

Tatchell often ambushes public figures who don’t support the homosexual/paedophile agenda. The MSM and especially the BBC usually give him great publicity for these stunts.
Tatchell often ambushes public figures who don’t support the homosexual/paedophile agenda. The MSM and especially the BBC usually give him great publicity for these stunts.

He was not on his own in this belief.Many of his fellow socio-communists and homosexual activists thought the same:

Campaign for Homosexual Equality chairman Michael Jarrett was identifying paedophiles as an oppressed group, and the CHE list of “demands” included the complete abolition of minimum ages for sexual activity. The Labour Gay Rights Manifesto of 1985 said ‘A socialist society would supersede the family household. … Gay people and children should have the right to live together. … It follows from what we have already said that we favour the abolition of the age of consent.’

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Feminists like Beatrice Faust contributed to The Betrayal of Youth, as well as other homosexual activists besides Tatchell, including Jeffrey Weeks and Eric Presland, who “related his first paedophile experience with an Asian boy of thirteen, and boasted of interfering with a little boy of six“.

The book is considered so toxic that Amazon doesn’t sell it and you cannot search its content in Google Books.

Tatchell is well aware of how much all this is bad publicity for him and keeps rationalizing and adjusting his positions, but only the ideologically blind or pathologically naive cannot see through his self-excuses.

He has prepared a standard self-defence which can be found on his own website and has been repeated verbatim on many outlets. It used to also be on the site of his friend militant atheist, Richard Dawkins, but it’s not there any more. Maybe even Dawkins draws a line at what is morally allowed, even though his motto is “There’s probably no God – now stop worrying and enjoy your life”.

In this article that supposedly should serve to exculpate him, Tatchell has nothing better than this: “The critics also cite Warren Middleton’s 1980s book, Betrayal of Youth, to which I contributed a chapter. I had no idea that he was involved in child sex abuse matters when I was asked to write.”

Considering that Warren Middleton was co-founder and vice-chairperson of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), a prominent group promoting paedophilia, it was impossible for Tatchell not to have known his propensities. In addition, both Tatchell and Middleton were part of the Gay Liberation Front/Angry Brigade, a neo-Marxist revolutionary group of radical students at the London School of Economics, thus making Tatchell’s protestations of ignorance verge on the ridiculous.

Peter Righton of the Paedophile Information Exchange.
Peter Righton of the Paedophile Information Exchange – a Child welfare expert who wanted the age of consent lowering to four.

Were you aware that Tatchell contributed a chapter to this book?

THE BETRAYAL OF YOUTH

The contents and contributors of The Betrayal of Youth:

Chapter 1: ‘Incest’ by Clive Coliman: Described as “An ardent supporter of the children’s rights movement.”

Chapter 2: ‘Child Pornography and Erotica’ by Richard Green: Illustrator for the Paedophile Information Exchange magazine under the pseudonym “Dominik”

Chapter 3: ‘Child Prostitution’ by Warren Middleton of P.I.E.

Chapter 4: ‘Gender Differences’ by Liz Holtom and Kathy Challis: both from the anti-Christian Peace News.

Chapter 5: ‘Power and Consent’ by Eric Presland: Homosexual activist. Contributed also to the American paedophile book “The Age Taboo.”

Chapter 6: ‘Love and Let Love’ by Tuppy Owens, Editor of the Sex Maniac’s Diary, and Tom O’Carroll: ex-Chairman of P.I.E. who was convicted in 1981 of conspiracy to corrupt public morals by sending out a paedophile contact list.

Chapter 7: ‘Children and Sex’ by Fr Michael Ingram: Catholic priest, defender of paedophilia.

Chapter 8: ‘The Paedophiles’ by Beatrice Faust: militant feminist & civil libertarian.

Chapter 9: ‘Questioning Ages of Majority and Ages of Consent’ by Peter Tatchell.

Chapter 10: ‘Ends and Means: How to Make Paedophilia Acceptable?’ by Roger Moody of Peace News: “One of the most outspoken advocates of children’s rights in Britain .” Well-documented as a ubiquitous paedophile intellectual.

Chapter 11: ‘Socialism, Class, and Children’s Rights’ by John Lindsay: “ardent supporter of children’s rights.” Member of the Socialist Workers’ Party. Homosexual activist, hates the institution of the family.

Chapter 12: ‘Childhood Sexuality and Paedophilia: Some Questions Answered’ by Warren Middleton of P.I.E.

Chapter 13: ‘The Oppression of the Young: An Inside Perspective’ by Jeff Vernon: Involved in Gay Youth Movement and Campaign for Homosexual Equality.

Appendix 1: “P.I.E., from 1980 Until its Demise in 1985” by Steven A. Smith: ex-chairman of P.I.E. Fled to Holland in 1984, became “active in the Dutch crusade for children’s rights,” was deported back to the UK in 1991 and sentenced to 18 months for sending indecent articles through the post.

Appendix 2: “The Uranians” by Timothy d’Arch Smith: Bookseller. Author of “Love in Earnest.”

Peter Tatchell’s self-defence begins with:

“Unlike many Catholic clergy, I have never abused anyone. Unlike the Pope, I have never failed to report abusers or covered up their crimes.”

These are blatant falsities. It wasn’t many Catholic clergy, it was an extremely small minority. And, as shown in Lies About The Catholic Church Child Sex Abuse Scandal, there is no reason, except bigotry and prejudice, to single out Catholic clergy who in fact have committed fewer of these crimes than any other pedagogic institution, religious or secular.

Peter Tatchell and his homosexual/paedophile allies often attacked the Christian Church for having Christian values. There is no record of him bursting in to a synagogue or mosque to protest against their religous values.
Peter Tatchell and his homosexual/paedophile allies often attacked the Christian Church for having Christian values. There is no record of him bursting in to a synagogue or mosque to protest against their religious values.

Saying what he does about the Pope is a criminal act, it is slander. The Pope has never covered up for anyone.Tatchell and his friends in the mainstream media (especially the BBC) think that if you repeat a lie enough times your audience will start to believe that it’s true.

But blaming the Church whenever you’re in trouble is a good way to distract the public from your own deviations from the norm. It’s worked so far so why shouldn’t it work now? Maybe because people have started calling your bluff, Pete.

Peter Tatchell has a seething hatred of Christian morals and values.
Peter Tatchell has a seething hatred of Christian morals and values.

The above should tell you how trustworthy and credible Tatchell is, but there’s more.

Look at his defence of the book Dares To Speak:

“Dares to Speak was an academic book published in 1997, authored by professors, anthropologists, psychologists, sociologists, a Dutch senator and a former editor of a Catholic newspaper. It discussed the age of sexual consent and whether all sex between young people and adults is necessarily unwanted and harmful, based on what it said was objective research with young people.

The book does not endorse or excuse sexual relationships with young people that involve coercion, manipulation or damage. The authors queried, among other things, the balance between giving young people sexual rights and protecting them against abuse. These are entirely legitimate issues to discuss.”

Leaving aside the irony (probably lost on humorless Tatchell) about his using a “former editor of a Catholic newspaper” as a guarantor of the morality of a book while he constantly treats the Catholic Church like a den of abusers. The book Dares to Speak, that Tatchell praises so much as an academic achievement, was edited by Joseph Geraci, who was also the editor of Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia. The book is a collection of articles from the journal.

Before it was quietly removed, this was Wikipedia’s entry for the publication:

Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia (1987–1995) was a journal published by the Stichting Paidika Foundation whose purpose was to promote the normalization of pedophilia. Its editor was Joseph Geraci and the editorial board included articles by writers Frits Bernard, Edward Brongersma, Vern L. Bullough, and D. H. (Donald) Mader, some of whom campaigned as pro-pedophile activists.

After the normalization of homosexuality, we’ll have the normalization of paedophilia.


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Does Bill Maloney not know about Peter Tatchell?

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Graham Ovenden was a Guest Editorial of Paidika Journal of Paedophilia in 1994

PAIDIKA NUMBER 10 WINTER 1994: Guest Editorial: Fall from Grace, by Graham Ovenden

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Here is Tatchell’s letter to the Guardian dated 26th June 1997 (a few weeks after Labour’s General Election win) which he denied writing when I asked him about it. However I can find no record of a complaint to the Guardian, the Press Complaints Commission or any lawsuit for libel:
Ros Coward (Why Dares to Speak says nothing useful, June 23) thinks it is “shocking” that Gay Men’s Press has published a book, Dares To Speak, which challenges the assumption that all sex involving children and adults is abusive. I think it is courageous. The distinguished psychologists and anthropologists cited in this book deserve to be heard. Offering a rational, informed perspective on sexual relations between younger and older people, they document examples of societies where consenting inter-generational sex is considered normal, beneficial and enjoyable by old and young alike.
Prof Gilbert Herdt points to the Sambia tribe of Papua New Guinea, where all young boys have sex with older warriors as part of their initiation into manhood. Far from being harmed, Prof Herdt says the boys grow up to be happy, well-adjusted husbands and fathers. The positive nature of some child-adult sexual relationships is not confined to non-Western cultures. Several of my friends – gay and straight, male and female – had sex with adults from the ages of nine to 13. None feel they were abused. All say it was their conscious choice and gave them great joy. While it may be impossible to condone paedophilia, it is time society acknowledged the truth that not all sex involving children is unwanted,abusive and harmful.
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Peter Tatchell has repeatedly denied writing the letter above. However below is his reply in the Guardian (1st July 1997) to criticism of his original letter. In his second letter (below) he never denies writing the first letter (above) or claims he was edited in any way.
Peter Tachell’s second letter to the Guardian on 1st July 1997.
Peter Tachell’s second letter to the Guardian on 1st July 1997.

Peter Tatchell has often claimed he lives a monk-like existence living on a mere £9,000 income per annum. When I challenged him on this he changed his claim to £29,000 plus expenses. However he has refused to disclose his payments for his numerous main stream media appearances or disclose how much his yearly expenses are.
Peter Tatchell in his Council flat.
Peter Tatchell in his Bermondsey Council flat.

Peter Tatchell has declined to be interviewed for this article, however I will leave him the option of the right of reply in the comments section.

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P.I.E – Paedophile Information Exchange

Members/Activists/Connected of P.I.E
Former PIE Chairperson and current pro-paedophile activist Tom O’Carroll
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David Joy, 66 – once No2 in the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange. In 1984 he was jailed for 18 months for publishing obscene material in a PIE newsletter. In 1996 he got two more years after admitting indecent assaults dating back to the 80s. Then in January 2006 cops found 1,129 images of children aged one to 13 at his rundown flat in Loughborough, Leics. Some were in the level 5 category – featuring sado-masochism, torture or bestiality.
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DR Morris Fraser – P.I.E founder member & leading child psychiatrist – had a criminal record for taking indecent photographs of children and assault in 1972. Good friends with both Napier, Waters and Righton
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Terrence Waters – Former prep school teacher – Closely linked to several P.I.E members incl Andrew Sadler – adopted the alias “James Opphin daler”. The name contains an anagram of the word “paedophile”. In 1994 Waters was sentenced to ten years for possessing child abuse images and the sexual abuse of a 10 year old boy. In 2011 convicted for more sexual abuse against children at Allen House School – More on Waters on this link
Michael Johnson – jailed for four years on six specimen counts of indecent assault against two boys aged nine and 11. In 1988 Dr Morris Fraser and Michael Johnson set up a sailing charity for disadvantaged boys called the Azimuth Trust based in Cornwall.
Andrew Sadler – Former teacher who was jailed abroad for sex offences against boys – Links to Fraser and Napier –
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More on Sadler on this link
Leo Adamson helped set up Pie to distribute obscene pictures of young boys while John Parratt aka Warren Middleton was a former vice-chairman of the organisation
Leo Adamson, left. John Parratt right

Former chairman/leader Steven Freeman aka Steven Adrian Smith
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Freeman/Smith was a former Home Office security guard and was described in court in 1984 as the, “powerhouse and engine room of P.I.E, and the life blood of contact which he edited and printed.
The members’ hotline for the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) rang, of all places, inside the Home Office. The phone would be picked up by Steven Smith, a paedophile and member of the group who worked in security in Whitehall, from where he would tell callers where to go for the next meeting to discuss issues including decriminalising sex with children as young as four.
John Morrison and Barry cutler – Members
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Geoffrey Prime – Former member and KGB spy
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Sir Peter Hayman – Several links to P.I.E and its members – Former High Commissioner to Canada
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Notorious paedophile and TV presenter Jimmy Savile was almost certainly a full member of P.I.E
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Peter Bremner (aka Roger Nash) Member level – Bremner has convictions for indecently assaulting children. Jailed for 6 months in 1994 with David Joy. in 1978 Bremner was given a three month prison sentence suspended for 2 years and fined £150 for indecently assaulting 3 boys, two aged 8 and one aged just 5
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John Stamford – A former church minister published international guides for child molesters. He died before his trial. Stamford used a homosexual travel guide called spartacus as a front for a mailing ordering service offering information on child prostitutes in Thailand, Brazil and other nations. The organisation was alleged to have operated through a box number in London. The details of each of the members, including their sexual preferences, the desired age of the children and preferred countries of origin were stored on a computer. The members received personalised lists of children.

For more on Stamford and Spartacus magazine click here
Stephen King aka Stephen Gosling – so called child expert was a member of P.I.E. His unbelievable role was to advise UK judges on sentencing for paedophiles
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Richard Bigham – Eldest son of viscount of Mersey admitted he was a member

Former Vicar and millionaire Michael Studdert –financial backer and member level millionaire-michael-studdert

David Wade – The treasurer of P.I.E
Entry level members – Robert Bushell, Geoffrey Taylor, David Hooper, Nigel Beatman – Click this to see summary of their convictions

P.I.E members jailed in 1978

April 1978

‘Sinister Group Passed Boys Round The System’

A CHILD-SEX campaign was branded by an Old Bailey judge as a ‘sinister group’.

‘The Paedophile Information Exchange must cause deep anxiety to people who care about the welfare of children,’ said Judge Brian Gibbons.

His criticism came when he jailed four of the nine men who admitted homosexual acts with young boys and indecent assault. The others were given suspended sentences and fined.

Two of the men had met through the Exchange and a network of communication had been developed among the nine who ‘passed boys round the system.’

One of the men, 26-year-old Robert Bushell, of Golders Green was described by the judge as the worst offender.

He had committed some of the offences in the dormitory of a Surrey boarding school.

Judge Gibbons told him ‘You corrupted the uncorrupted at an early age. I consider you a grave danger to children.’

Judge Gibbons also jailed Geoffrey Taylor, aged 65, for four years for indecent assault; David Hooper, aged 35, four years for buggery; and Nigel Beatman, aged 32, jailed for 30 months for indecent assault.

 

Michael Hanson – First chairman (set up P.I.E. as a special interest group within the Scottish Minorities Group with Ian Dunn)
Keith Hose – 2ND Chairman In the PIE Chairperson’s Annual Report for 1975-6, Keith Hose wrote that ‘The only way for PIE to survive, was to seek out as much publicity for the organization as possible…. If we got bad publicity we would not run into a corner but stand and fight. We felt that the only way to get more paedophiles joining P I E… was to seek out and try to get all kinds of publications to print our organization’s name and address and to make pedophilia a real public issue.’
British antiques expert Keith Harding was active in the Paedophile Information Exchange
Harding was convicted of indecent assault against four children aged eight and nine in the late 1950s and was a “schedule 1” offender – meaning his convictions remained on his police file for life.
But he was later given the Freedom of the City of London and became a member of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, meeting business and political figures at the height of his career. The clockmaker and music box expert ran a museum regularly visited by children, despite social services being aware 20 years ago of his convictions for child abuse.
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A document held by police in the mid-1980s listed Keith Harding as PIE member number 329 next to his north London address.
Ian Campbell Dunn – Co-founder (born 01/05/43 died 10/03/98)
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Shortly before his death, Dunn, a prominent gay activist, became convener of lobby group Outright Scotland. In 1997, he condemned police over a camera surveillance operation in public toilets in Stirling which led to several gay men being charged – even though the investigation also revealed that some men had sex with a 13-year-old boy. In 1974, Dunn co -founded the Paedophile Information Exchange ( PIE) with Michael Hanson. It became the leading contact group for adults campaigning for the right to have sex with children. In an interview in 1997, Dunn admitted he and Hanson had agreed to facilitate research into sex with children.
Dunn was caught on tape bragging abut interfering with a fourteen-year-old boy. The existence of the tape caused him to abandon a libel action he had brought against a Sunday newspaper, which named him as a paedophile. The encounter itself does not seem to have been a one-off – at his funeral in 1998, a young man claimed Dunn had raped him when he was fifteen. Dunn also supported a paedophile magazine called ‘Minor Problems.’
Charles Napier One-time treasurer of PIE Charles Napier is alleged to have sexually assaulted boys whilst a gym master at Copthorne School. He became an English Language Trainer at the British Council and was convicted of sexual assault against minors in London in 1995 and investigated as an alleged member of a paedophile network operating in British schools in 1996. He set up his own school in Turkey and resumed English Language Training with the British Council after serving his sentence
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Michael Dagnall · Tony Zalewski – Lee Edwards –Named in Daily Express, 26th August 1983

Lee Edwards aka Edward Brand executive committee member of PIE Does the photofit look like him ?

 

Lee Edwards & the Paedophile Friendship Service

Bernard Haunch – Teacher – He was also a member of a group called the Paedophile Information Exchange but apparently claimed it was a discussion group
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Dr Edward Brongersma (Deceased) – has written extensively in the area of sexuology, especially on pornography, ephebophilia, pedophilia and the age of consent. His books on this subjects include: Das Verfehmte Geschlecht (in German, 1970), Sex en Straf (“Sex and Punishment”, 1972), Over pedofielen en kinderlokkers (“On Pedophiles and Child Molesters”, 1975), and his last work is his magnum opus and entitled Loving Boys (two volumes, 1988–1990).
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Peter Righton AKA Paul Pelham – Righton was the former director of education at the National Institute for Social Work, and a consultant for the National Children’s Bureau. Yet he was also a founding member of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), which wanted the age of consent reduced to four. Righton published essays justifying paedophilia, which he called no more mysterious than “a penchant for redheads”. Police raided his home and found hundreds of letters between him and other paedophiles
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Warren Middleton, aka John Parratt one of PIE’s first London members – Creater of the Understanding Paedophilia (UP) magazine that was eventually replaced by Magpie
Michael Dagnall – Close friend and fellow abuser with Tom O’carroll Click this , it mentions Dagnall and P.I.E involvement @ page 19
Richard Travell – Active member status – Travell was handed a three-year community order in 2006 for possessing indecent images of children.
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Alan John Doggett (1936-1978), (pictured above) conductor, composer and choir master. Leader of London Boys Choir – A letter in Magpie 10 reported and commented on the suspected suicide of Alan Doggett weeks before he was due to face child sex charges for having sex with a choir boy. Hit by train. Also has links to a certain Paul Raven aka Gary Glitter
C. J. Bradbury Robinson – American author who wrote several times for Magpie magazine – His pro-paedophile books include A crocodile of choirboys “Bare Knees, Boy Knees.” The latter offers an “unmatched” and “startling trip into the strange world of the Paederast,” says the description on Amazon, which has one used copy for sale for $500
Richard James – Writer at Magpie
Paul Green – Writer at Magpie
Peter Deathman – P.I.E member who was regulary visited in prison by Tom O’Carroll. Deathman served a 10 year sentence not for mere sexual abuse but for child stealing
Den Nichols – Author of paedophilia literature called “Towards a Better Perspective For Boy-Lovers”. Published in 1976. In its preface to ‘serious minded adult males who feel an existential attraction to young boys”. Copies were advertised and sold by P.I.E/Magpie for £1 each, including post & packaging
David Grove – AKA Robin Brabban – born 1904 – secretary and Ex treasurer of PIE
Michael Walker – London – Member level of P.I.E – He did not agree on certain issues of P.I.E but condemned hostility against P.I.E
Anthony Green – Somerset – He attended a meeting of P.I.E that was attacked by the Nation Front. He urged tolerance and understanding of paedophiles
William Thornycroft – He was disgusted at attacks on P.I.E. He was quoted “The sexual freedom of children was needed” – Member of Communist Party Gay Rights Committee in the 70’s
Robert Atkinson – Newcastle teacher was arrested for sexually abusing a 13 year old student. He was fined £200. The headmaster and staff however continued to support him after the his guilt. Member level status in P.I.E
Ian Harvey – P.I.E member – He sought to differentiate bewteen “good paedophiles” and pedarasts, but without defining his terms or explaining why
Micky Burbidge – He supported P.I.E’s proposal to abolish the age of consent laws. Also wrote a book entitled“Evidence on the law relating to and penalties for certain sexual offences involving children for the Home Office Criminal Law Revision Committee” with Kieth Hose
Frits Bernard (1920 – 2006) was a Dutch psychologist,sexologist, homosexual activist, and pro-pedophile activist.Together with the late Edward Brongersma, he laid the foundations of the emancipation movement of boylovers in the Netherlands.
Keith Spence – He applauded the “courage” of the leaders of P.I.E in the face of ; quote – Hysteria, hostility and violence, also wrote several paedophile articles for Magpie about sexual abuse of young boys
June 1983: Scoutmaster Michael Williams of Castle Bromwich. Birmingham, resigned after being exposed as a member of P.I.E
Jane Rule – Canadian Writer of lesbian-themed novels and non-fiction. Co author of Magpie: Journal of the Paedophile Information Exchange – Also supporter of NAMBLA (The North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) was founded in December 1978 and is an activist homosexual and pedophilia coalition group. Their primary aim is stated to be the overturn of statutory rape laws and reduction of “age of consent” laws that require a child be of a certain age (which varies by state) before they can agree to sexual intercourse.
John Finnin – Co author of Magpie: Journal of the Paedophile Information Exchange
Peter Saxon – Co author of Magpie: Journal of the Paedophile Information Exchange
Derry Webster – Tom O’Carroll was named in court as a ‘customer’ for Webster’s child abuse images and video collection. Webster was jailed for his part for selling the obscene films, magazines and pictures
Kenneth Plummer – Involved with O’Carroll. He stated “Any study that can take adult-child sexuality out of the zone of shrieking horror and place it in the demystified zone of everyday experience must be welcomed”. sociologist Dr Kenneth Plummer of Essex University, sent a “warm message of support” for “Betrayal of Youth,” and, in company with Nettie Pollard and Professor Donald West (qv), also read, made suggestions and then praised “Paedophilia the Radical Case” receiving “heartfelt thanks” from its author, Paedophile Information Exchange Chairman Tom O’Carroll. Attented several P.I.E meetings
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Tony Blair part of PIE
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/26/pedophile-advocacy-comes-back-to-bite-a-british-politician.html#url=/articles/2014/02/26/pedophile-advocacy-comes-back-to-bite-a-british-politician.html
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PIE & HMqueen
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=638499922852151&id=100000764465111&refid=7&_ft_=qid.5988561366331161130%3Amf_story_key.1134116637656814874
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2575505/Letter-paedophile-group-links-Harriet-Harman-Patricia-Hewitt-AFTER-said-marginalised.html
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http://dailybalenews.com/2014/02/08/paedophiles-plan-to-build-village-in-devon-update/
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http://m.couriermail.com.au/news/opinion/opinion-why-does-the-left-support-this-avalanche-of-pedophile-filth/story-fnihsr9v-1226861620956
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Liverpool (NICHE)
http://sindonax.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/paedophile-cover-ups-the-hows-and-whys/
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PIE
http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/category/pie-paedophile-information-exchange/
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https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4PQp1NQ39MPYzU5NDVhY2QtMWViYi00MDRkLWE4OWQtOTc2NjA5MWZiNWI3/edit
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http://ianpace.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/pie-and-the-home-office-three-memberssupporters-on-inside-funded-magazine-printed-and-phone-line/
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http://web.archive.org/web/20041116144121/http://home.wanadoo.nl/host/wilson_83/index.htm
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Labour controlled BBC
http://gaiusmarcellus.blogspot.co.uk/2010/03/unacceptable-links-between-labour-and.html

Silent
http://www.silentlambs.org/
Silent
http://iamthewitness.com/listeners/Jewish.child.molesters.that.are.never.on.the.NEWS-WHY.htm
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https://gettingreadyfor2015.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/a-bill-maloney-up-date/
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http://www.real-whitby.co.uk/savilejaconelli-yewtreehibiscus-sborough-paedo-ring-time-line
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http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=097-hcagrey&cid=-1
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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=747913618599372&id=100001422211809&refid=28&_ft_=qid.6033289562555813767%3Amf_story_key.2800040682799693877&__tn__=%2As&fbt_id=747913618599372&lul&_rdr#s_ff81768c6432b3819fe18456041bb4e6
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http://order-order.com/2014/07/08/watch-former-tory-whip-boasts-about-paedo-mp-cover-up/

LINK

Arlo Tatum,[1] the executive secretary of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, sued Melvin Laird, the Secretary of Defense. Tatum sued after Washington Monthly published an article revealing that US military intelligence units were gathering https://twitter.com/cassandracognointelligence on civilians and civil organizations in the US.[2]

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Arlo Tatum moves to UK & joins Albany Trust after suing US army for alleged unlawful “surveillance of lawful citizen political activity.”

Tatum had composed and sung songs for Aldermaston peace marches during the 50s and had also become the Director of Peace News. [Arlo Tatum obituary, The Guardian 7 May 2014]

And Jack Straw’s autobiog reveals his MI5 file started from the Aldermaston marches

During 1975, while Paedophile Information Exchange member Roger Moody was working for Peace News he was promoting the organisation in its pages.

https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/march-1977-albany-trust-arlo-tatum-peace-news-and-paedophiles/

2 female authors/contributors to PIE’s Warren Middleton’s B.O.Y were also involved with Peace News like Roger Moody

(Chapter 4: ‘Gender Differences’ by Liz Holtom and Kathy Challis: both from  Peace News.)

Peace/anti-nuclear campaigners heavily targeted by state surveillance since pre1970s to current day:

So how with all the surveillance were the paedophiles for peace lobbyists missed?

 

Or were they a useful control/eye on non-paedophile peace campaigners?

Were paedophiles used as informants on anti-nuclear protestors?

Perusing Peace News from 1975+ I was glad to find ONE letter to Editor saying what I was thinking….

paraphrased: “What’s with Peace News new preoccupation with paedophile rights? What’s it got to do with anti-nuclear/peace activism?”

Writer of letter was an extremely disappointed long-term subscriber who just couldn’t fathom what had changed for Peace News


Government lawyers…in a vain attempt to keep a lid on Peter Wright’s revelations, seem to be turning a blind eye toward Peace News – the paper published passages from Spycatcher.

The Guardian London, Greater London, England Wednesday,  September 2, 1987 – 36


November 29th 2006 Maidenhead council paid out £300,000 + five years legal costs to nine men who were raped as children whilst in the care of the council at the Greenfield House care home Maidenhead  Berkshire. The council immediately sued one of the men they had paid compensation claims on behalf of, for raping children in their care.

This man immediately settled out of court with a payment in excess of £1,000,000.00. Amazingly the council agreed to a gagging order, so the name of the man and the amount the man had paid the council would remain a secret. Furthermore in this corrupt deal, if the council paid out more compensation claims to anymore of this mans rape victims, the council would not pursue the unnamed man for any further financial contributions.

Due to the councils corrupt immoral dealing with this matter, this secret paedophile deal, would now forever pervert any future criminal investigation and prosecution, involving the unnamed rapist. By 2010 Maidenhead council had compensated 21 abuse victims 12 of the 21 had been compensated for being raped by the unnamed man.

In 2013 under the freedom of information act, I received the following information from David Davies representing Maidenhead Council. The total amount the council paid out was £569,750 compensation and £732,500 legal costs. (to view this document just scroll down) If the council received a payment of more than £1,302,250.00 from the unnamed man, which I very strongly suspect they did, the council have actually profited from the children in their care being raped, and abused by this unnamed man in the gagging order.

In February 2014 Christabel Shawcroft the MD of Maidenhead council in an email to Mike Thornton MP, incredibly broke the gagging order and named the unnamed man as Mr Gilbart-Smith. (to view this document just scroll down)

In May 2014 Theresa May Home Secretary addressed parliament regarding the governments position on paedophiles.

Since Mrs Mays 2014 speech, I have written to Mrs May the Maidenhead MP on numerous occasions, concerning this corrupt paedophile payment with the council in her constituency, and I have never received a reply from the Maidenhead MP.

Another of Gilbart-Smiths rape victims visited Mrs May’s Maidenhead surgery concerning this matter, and the matter was totally ignored as can be seen in Mrs May letter (to view this letter just scroll down) The MP’s of five of Gilbart-Smiths rape victims namely; Mike Thornton, Mimms Davies, Norman Baker, Nick de Bois, and John Redwood have also written to Mrs May as the Home secretary concerning this secret paedophile hush payment. However, none of the MP’s received a reply either.

The only reply I have had was from Sarah Newton at the Home Office when Mrs May became PM. Unbelievably Miss Newton advised me to complain to Maidenhead Council about the paedophile payment. (to view this letter just scroll down)

In light of Mrs Mays 2004 speech I now am seeking help from a professional to ask these three questions and get three answers from Mrs May;

Mrs May,

  1. “Is it proper for the council in your constituency to enter into a SECRET million pound plus agreement, and also agree a gagging order, with Denham Gilbart-Smith, the same man the council were suing, for raping numerous children in their care?”
  2. “Did Maidenhead council receive from Denham Gilbart-Smith more than the £1,302,250.00 they paid out in compensation and legal costs?”
  3. “If the council did receive more than the £1,302,250.00 from Denham Gilbart-Smith, is it proper for the council to profit from children in their care being raped, especially as the payment was received from the same man they were suing for raping the kids?

Below is an overview of this massive

story of blackmail corruption and three murders!

©2019 John Affleck is legally responsible for all content on this website. 

1964 – 1970 numerous children were raped and abused at Greenfield House children’s home in Ray Park Road Maidenhead Berkshire, by Donald Prescott the warden of the children’s home, and numerous other men invited to the home by Prescott.

1966 Prescott a career paedophile, met 19/20 year old Denham Gilbart-Smith at St Marys Church Maidenhead. Gilbart-Smiths wealthy parents Oliver & Doris Gilbart-Smith had recently introduced Billy Graham an American evangelist to the Uk. It was rumoured that Doris Gilbart-Smith had paid or contributed a large amount of cash for the rent of the Royal Victoria & Albert Hall in London, for some of Mr Graham’s meetings.

1967 Prescott convinced young Gilbart-Smith to register with the council as an “unpaid helper”. Wealthy Gilbart-Smith, was now forever officially connected to this nest of paedophiles within the council’s records.

1967 Tony Knott a Reading photographer photographed Willy Walters (GFH resident) raping *Eddy Allen (GFH resident). Knott also photographed Ted Burkett a paedophile friend of Prescott’s and regular visitor to Greenfield House with different boys. Knott photographed JD with MS, MM with EA, and other Greenfield House kids, being raped and abused by each other, but the identity of the adult abusers were always hidden in the photos.

*Eddy Allen committed suicide age 23.

Tony Knott  66 and boyfriends, Florida Court Bath Road Reading RG1 6NG

1967 In May 1967 Gilbart-Smith got a green MG reg KMO 124B for his 21st  birthday. Gilbart-Smith gave 17 year old Willy Walters his bubble car reg WLH 858. Walters had officially left the children’s home, but under Prescott’s control Walters stayed on and would rape and abuse the younger boys, with Gilbart-Smith and other men.

1967 Prescott groomed Gilbart-Smith with the anonymous photos and Gilbart-Smith was subsequently photographed by Tony Knott. However, in this photo set, Gilbart-Smith was fully identified sexually abusing a young boy RA, the blackmail plot was now on. Police became aware of some indecent photos and in the August of 1967, Tony Knott was arrested.

1968 Tony Knott was sent to prison for eighteen months in March 1968, for taking indecent photos of young boys at his studio 30 Minster Street Reading RG1 2JF, but the blackmail plot and the connection to Greenfield House remained undiscovered.

1970 Prescott left Greenfield House in the December of 1970 when the police began an investigation into the paedophile ring. Burkett a baggage handler at Heathrow for B.O.A.C. fled to Australia to escape the criminal investigation. Prescott confronted Gilbart-Smith senior with the photo’s saying; “If I go down I am taking your son with me!” Gilbart-Smith senior paid Prescott a large amount of cash, part of which Prescott used to bribe DC Carstairs a detective from Bracknell police station who was leading the investigation.

1971 After receiving the cash Detective Carstairs interviewed numerous boys. Carstairs’ tactic to close down the investigation was to completely overpower and intimidate the boys. One such interview with sixteen-year-old MM who had been abused for the previous five years went like this: “Are you telling me he put his cock up your arse? You expect me to believe that?” The detective concluded the interview by stating: “That’s fucking disgusting, nobody will ever believe that! Are you some sort of fucking poofter?” After this series of interviews the police investigation was wound down and eventually closed.

1970 – 1986 by 1986 Gilbart-Smith had been blackmailed for sixteen years by Prescott. When Gilbart-Smith became a Lloyd’s name, knowing the blackmail would never end he ordered a hit on Prescott. (Read the book) Upon Prescott’s demise, Burkett who had previously returned from Australia, visited Walters parents to be told that Willy was in Wandsworth prison. Burkett visited Walters in jail and when Willy was released the pair retrieved a set of the Gilbart-Smith photos from the attic of Burkett’s sisters bungalow in Virginia Waters Surrey, Burkett and Walters together blackmailed Gilbart-Smith.

With the first blackmail payment, Burkett paid cash for a substantial town house property in the King Charles area of Kingston, KT5. Gilbart-Smith put a hit on Burkett (Read the book) after Burketts demise Gilbart-Smith paid off Willy Walters. Walters an ex Greenfield House abuse victim, had played a minor role in the blackmail plot as Burkett’s errand boy.

1986 Around 1986 Walters who was 25/26 still lived in a council flat with his wife and two children. Walters had spent all of his adult life in and out of prison. However, with Gilbart-Smiths help, Walters managed to purchase 16 Clive Road Colliers Wood London (£585,592 current zoopla valuation) Walters also purchased each of his two sisters council properties in Howletts Close Eastbourne, with the government right to buy scheme. Walters also purchased a caravan that he used for family holidays and rental income. Walters also set up a scaffolding business with Gilbart-Smiths help.

1987 & 1989 For the first time in his adult life Gilbart-Smith was free from blackmailers. Then in the 1987 and 1989 stock market crashes, Gilbart-Smith was wiped out as a Lloyds name and set up IMS, Insurance Market Services. IMS insured individuals and organisations against kidnapping, acts of terrorism, industrial espionage and such like.

1990’s Gilbart-Smith was expelled from his position of elder and senior Bible teacher alongside his good friend Alistair Bullen at the River Church Maidenhead, for inappropriate sexual conduct with members of the congregation, including a five year extra marital affair with Julie B. After being disgraced, Gilbart-Smith travelled to to Africa, Portugal and Jamaica with his very close friend Peter Butt, where Gilbart-Smith taught the Bible to disadvantaged people who had problems with their home life.

Peter Butt http://www.SchoolofMinistries.org        Alistair Bullen http://www.RiverChurch.org.uk

2000 Gilbart-Smith was arrested and charged with two rapes but the charges were later dropped due to insufficient evidence. The two complainants JD and MM were advised to seek compensation from the owners of the care home Maidenhead Council, through the civil court. The two men instructed a solicitor named Alan Collins to pursue a civil claim on their behalf.

2006 November 29th Alan Collins reached an out of court settlement with Maidenhead Council and or the councils insurers for £300,000 compensation (plus five years legal costs) for nine claimants. At least four of the nine abuse victims were compensated by Maidenhead Council for being  raped by Denham Gilbart-Smith, the man unnamed  in the BBC article below.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/berkshire/6195572.stm

2006 immediately after the compensation pay outs, RBWM or MMi the RBWM insurers sued Denham Gilbart-Smith to recover their loss.

2007 in the spring of 2007 Gilbart-Smith made a seven figure payment to RBWM MMi to keep his paedophile activities a secret. Included in this out of court settlement;

  1. RBWM/MMi agreed to keep the name Gilbart-Smith a secret.
  2. RBWM/MMi further agreed to keep the amount of money Gilbart-Smith paid a secret.
  3. RBWM/MMi further agreed to exclude Gilbart-Smith from being pursued financially, if RBWM/MMi paid compensation to any more of Gilbart-Smiths rape victims.

2007 early in 2007 totally unaware of this court case and compensation payout, I was asked by the publisher Verite to consider writing my autobiography. In consideration of this request, I googled all the names of my known childhood abusers. After finding a photo of Denham Gilbart-Smith on his company website, I contacted Child Abuse Lawyers and chose to contact Alan Collins from a list of solicitors Child Abuse Lawyers emailed me. I chose Alan Collins solely because he was geographically the closest, being only an eighteen minute drive from my home. I was very surprised to find out that Mr Collins had recently closed a case for nine other kids that went to Green Field House.

2007 on the 27th March 2007 Alan Collins submitted the below letter to RBWM.

2008 Verite published my book and I sent a copy to Windsor police.

RBWM denied all responsibility for my claim for the next eighteen months. The reason Alan Collins (solicitor) advised me was, RBWM were waiting for a ruling on a case the law lords were making, where Shirley Woodman was attempting to sue the the rapist Iorworth Hoare, who had won £7 million on the lottery whilst on day release from prison. Apparently until that ruling was made, RBWM would not accept any responsibility. What the lotto rapist had to do with me being abused in a Maidenhead childrens home I really have no idea, especially as RBWM had already in a secret deal been pre-paid by Gilbart-Smith for having raped me.

On 22nd September 2008 RBWM agreed to pay me £50,000 compensation for being raped by Denham Gilbart-Smith and others. Had I known RBWM had been paid upfront by Gilbart-Smith for raping me when I was a ten year old kid, I would never have settled the claim. I would have probably considered a private prosecution against Gilbart-Smith.

There is a very strong possibility that RBWM received more money from Gilbart-Smith than they actually paid out in rape claims. If that is the case then RBWM MMi have actually made money from children in their care being abused and raped by Gilbart-Smith and others.

2008 after a twelve month police investigation, Gilbart-Smith was eventually charged with seventeen counts of rape and child abuse, thirteen of which can be seen in the below charge sheet.

2010 by 2010 RBWM/MMi had paid compensation to 21 abuse victims, between 10 -13 of these claimants, had been compensated by RBWM/MMi for being raped or sexually abused by Gilbart-Smith.

The six week trial started on Monday 17th May at Reading Crown court case number T20097272.

For some reason not yet understood Tony Knott the photographer, was not involved in the police investigation or the six week trial. As a result of the secret contract RBWM MMi had entered into with Gilbart-Smith, at the 2010 trial, this out of court settlement had to be kept a secret from the jury, so the jury had ZERO chance of being told the truth from the outset.

On Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th May 2010, Willy Walters gave evidence that he was raped and abused at Greenfield house. Walters also told the court that he would rape and abuse the younger boys as Prescott commanded. Walters then committed perjury by saying he had little to do with the posh man. (meaning Gilbart-Smith).

The following morning Friday 21st May, as Gilbart-Smith sat in the dock at Reading Crown Court, Walters was murdered! Walters died in the exact same way as Gilbart-Smiths two other blackmailers. All three blackmailers felt well enough to get out of bed to go about their daily business, all three blackmailers had a heart attack in a public place, all three blackmailers died of the heart attack immediately before reaching hospital.

With Walters now dead, Gilbart-Smiths defence challenged one of his rape victim stating that; he was confused and mistaken, as it was not Gilbart-Smith that had driven him in his green MG to the Tudor House on Wandsworth Common London, to be raped  by a group of men at a bonfire party, as the witness told the court, but rather it was Willy Walters that had driven him in the bubble car from Maidenhead to South London to be raped by this group of men. (The bubble car only had one seat) To use this ridiculous defence strategy Gilbart-Smith 100% knew Walters was dead!

If Walters was still alive he would have been EXTREMELY angry and 100% would of told the truth about what really happened concerning the police corruption and the blackmail payments etc. Walters would have 100% blown Gilbart-Smith right out of the universe with the truth of what really happened.

Nine men who live in different parts of the country and hadn’t seen each other for forty years gave compelling evidence of how they were raped and abused by Gilbart-Smith.

  • Gilbart-Smith agreed with the council’s records that he was an unpaid helper at the children’s home
  • Gilbart-Smith agreed with the prosecution that all of the other men that visited Greenfield House were paedophiles.
  • Gilbart-Smith further agreed that he went on holiday with the paedophiles and the boys to London, Kent, Sussex and Cornwall.
  • Gilbart-Smith agreed that he now understands the boys were raped in these locations, but at the time he didn’t know that his friends were paedophiles, he didn’t know that the boys were being raped and he didn’t rape any of the boys.
  • Gilbart-Smith’s only defence other than character witnesses was his personal denial which was nonsense being peppered with ridiculous lies, which can be read in the court transcripts or seen in the below video.

Based on Judge Johns instructions, the jury had to reach a verdict based on who was telling the truth, the nine men or Denham Gilbart-Smith. Below is a seventeen minute factual overview of the six week trial and its conclusion. To make complete sense of this story, watch the video before continuing.

I was totally disgusted with the trial outcome and was sent to prison for twelve months for contempt of court. I was ecstatic and feeling very pleased with myself as I got Gilbart-Smiths mugshot on the six o’clock & ten o’clock news, and in every single UK newspaper.

Before the trial in 2010 Gilbart-Smith sold his insurance business IMS, after the trial Mr & Mrs Gilbart-Smith became residents and deserted their children and grandchildren fleeing to Northern Cyprus, a Muslim country that is residency to numerous UK criminals, as Northern Cyprus have no extradition treaty with the UK. Mr & Mrs Gilbart-Smith also travel to other countries that don’t have an extradition treaty with the UK such as Vietnam.

http://www.visaforvietnam.org/Vietnam-visa-for-tourist-purpose.html

2013 in November 2013 under the F.O.I. (Freedom of  information act)  David Davies of RBWM publicly admits to entering into a gagging order made with an unnamed man who was named as an abuser. Compensation claims totalled £569,750, whilst legal costs were £732,500.

The cheque Gilbart-Smith paid RBWM MMi was seven figures. There is a strong possibility that RBWM received more money from Gilbart-Smith, than the £1,302,250 they eventually paid out in compensation and legal costs. If that is the case as I suspect it may well be, RBWM technically are paedophile pimps, as they would be guilty of making a profit from children being raped by Denham Gilbart-Smith.

2014 on 21st March 2014 DB visited his Maidenhead MP’s surgery and asked Theresa May what her policy would be, concerning the secret £1m paedophile hush payment made to RBWM with a gagging order to protect the man accused of raping a dozen or so young children. Mrs May avoided giving an answer which can clearly be seen in the below letter.

NOTE: This letter was written a few months before Mrs Mays now famous 2014 parliament speech on child abuse. Notice how in direct contradiction to Mrs May’s speech, she swerves answering DB’s concerns;

“we discussed your concerns”

“I appreciate your concerns” 

“I have raised this matter” 

“I noted the contents”

“In addition I have also raised this” 

“I hope this will be of use”

As Home secretary and after Mrs May’s famous 2014 speech, Mrs May has been asked the same question by Mike Thornton MP (09/01/15), Mimms, Davies MP (02/03/16), Norman Baker MP (03/03/15), Nick de Bois MP (2015), and John Redwood MP (10/03/15). The MP’s letters and dates can be seen in the journalist pack. Mrs May never answered any of the above MP’s.

2015 Mike Thornton MP received the below email from Christabel Shawcross MD of the RBWM council. Christabel Shawcroft amazingly breaches RBWM’s secret million pound contract by naming Gilbart-Smith as the man RBWM was accusing of raping numerous children in their care. Shawcroft then tells us that after RBWM MMi had compensated numerous rape victims of Gilbart-Smith, Gilbart-Smith reimbursed these costs to RBWM MMi.

I can tell you with 100% confidence, the payment made by Gilbart-Smith was seven figures. I wonder if Gilbart-Smith will sue RBWM for the return of his million pound paedophile payment, as RBWM are now clearly in breach of the legal terms of their 2008 paedophile deal.

As well as breaking the secret agreement, Christabel makes some very naive statements in light of the Home secretaries 2014 speech concerning paedophiles.

As a direct result of RBWM and MMi the insurers of BCC entering into a secret agreement with Gilbart-Smith RBWM MMi;

  1. Perverted any future criminal investigation as the police were no longer allowed to use the information contained in this now secret agreement.
  2. Perverted the course of justice as in any future court case this massive paedophile payment has to be kept a secret, so the facts can no longer be used as evidence.
  3. At the 2010 trial each prosecution witness was asked if they were aware that Gilbart-Smith had settled a claim out of court with RBWM. Each witness was warned by John Price Q.C. that if they mentioned this to the jury the case would be thrown out of court.

CHRISTABEL SHAWCROFT QUOTE: “At the time of the compensation claims Mr Gilbart-Smith was not subject to any criminal prosecution”.

MY RESPONSE: Exactly Miss Shawcroft! This is precisely why RBWM MMi should have given their files to the police to assist a criminal investigation instead entering into a SECRET agreement and hindering any future police investigation…..

You really couldn’t make this stuff up, it’s taken five years for the Home Office to advise me to complain to the council for receiving a £1M hush money payment from a man they are suing for being an active paedophile in one of the council run homes. Dear Mrs Newton, Should I also complain to Mr Gilbart-Smith for raping me when I was a ten year old kid?

Mrs May, recently with the Brexit negotiations, you have had a lot of practice making deals! As the MP for Maidenhead, in the light of your 2014 speech, can you please let me understand your policy regarding the secret £1m paedophile payment, made between Denham Gilbart-Smith & Maidenhead Council.

In the anticipation of your very late response,

THANK YOU

 

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Paul Boateng – Lambeth Paedophile “John Carroll would regularly talk about him [Paul Boateng] being able to open doors for him.”

 

 

John Michael Carroll/Boateng

 

^ From the IICSA Inquiry


Tom O’Carroll and Boateng

2nd March 2019

LOUSE OF LORDS

Vile paedophile campaigner invited to plush champagne bash at the House of Lords

Twice jailed Tom O’Carroll, 73,fought for the legalisation of sex with kids in the 1970s and ’80s

BRITAIN’S most notorious paedophile campaigner was treated to a plush champagne bash at the House of Lords.

Twice-jailed Tom O’Carroll, 73, was among up to 60 guests who were thanked last December for donating money to a children’s book charity.

He was chairman of the Paedophile Information Exchange, which fought in the 1970s and ’80s to legalise sex with kids.

Speaking at his one-bedroom flat in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, he bragged: “I was kind of a guest of honour. A few years ago I did give a pretty substantial amount. I was invited by one of the members of the Lords, who is patron or chairman.”

Book Aid International, which provides books for children in sub-Saharan Africa, said it was unaware of O’Carroll’s past and has launched an investigation.

The charity said he had given less than £500 in three instalments since 2015, which has been refunded.

A spokesman for the House of Lords said: “Parliament takes its safeguarding responsibilities towards children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously.

Our safeguarding policy has been developed to ensure we provide a safe environment and fulfil our safeguarding responsibilities.

“The event sponsored by Lord Boateng, on behalf of Book Aid International, met the rules regarding the use of banqueting facilities in the House of Lords.

“Those who were invited to attend the event went through airport-style security on entry to the estate and were not left unsupervised.

“As Book Aid International has made clear, no children were present at the event.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8548584/paedophile-tom-ocarroll-invited-to-house-of-lords-bash/


 

Andreas Baader‏ @stop1984

Operation Care got close to Royals and their friends, hence he still has full protection, imho.

further 41 charges, involving those 12 victims and two further complainants – a boy and a girl – were laid on the file. Beggars belief

Former Wirral children’s care home boss Michael John Carroll “cleared” of historic sex abuse charges

Jan 18 2018

A FORMER children’s home boss has been cleared of historic sex abuse on a young boy at a Wirral orphanage.

Paedophile Michael John Carroll – who has been jailed for similar offences at the same care home – had been due to stand trial in April in Liverpool.

But the prosecution has now decided not to pursue the allegations against him and a judge at the city’s crown court has formally entered not guilty verdicts on the three charges he faced.

69-year-old Carroll – known as John – had denied two offences of indecent assault and one of gross indecency involving the child between April 1975 and 1977 when the boy was aged between six and eight.

Lee Bonner, prosecuting, told the court that the Crown intended to offer no evidence explaining: “It is not deemed to pass the evidential test of providing a realistic prospect of conviction”.

Carroll, who lives in Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, Shropshire, was not present for the brief hearing as he is away on holiday.

It had been alleged that the offences occurred at St Edmund’s Orphanage in Bebington where he himself had been in care before taking up a job at the institution in the mid-1960s.

Twelve years later he took up a post as deputy officer in charge of a children’s home in Lambeth before taking overall charge in 1980. He was eventually dismissed following financial irregularities.

He was jailed for ten years at Liverpool Crown Court in 1999 after admitting 35 offences against 12 boys – nine of them at the Wirral home and the others in Lambeth between 1964 and 1982.

A further 41 charges, involving those 12 victims and two further complainants – a boy and a girl – were laid on the file. The charges resulted from a long-running investigation – Operation Care – by Merseyside Police into child abuse in residential homes in the North West.

http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/15863193.Former_Wirral_children_s_care_home_boss_cleared_of_historic_sex_abuse_charges/

Abuse probe into former Lambeth children’s home manager

20 September 2017

A former children’s home manager has been arrested on allegations of child sex abuse.

Michael John Carroll managed the Angell Road children’s home in Lambeth, south London, between 1981 and 1990.

The 69-year-old is accused of sexually assaulting two children in the early 1980s.

Mr Carroll, who is originally from Liverpool but was arrested in Shropshire, has been released on bail until October.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-41324770

Michael John Carroll. He was one of the paedophile “fall guys” from the Lambeth Care Home Scandal – this is a quaint British tradition where small time paedophiles get convicted of minor sex offences and all enquiries are then closed in to the bigger picture.

https://www.facebook.com/jenandbethcansee/posts/1817054711874166


 

 

 2 Mar 2016

Lord Boateng is expected to be asked about claims that the police wanted to speak to him in 1998 about alleged links with a paedophile ­children’s home boss Michael John Carroll

 

Inquiry counsel Ben Emmerson says former Labour minister Lord Paul Boateng named in media as an associate of Lambeth paedophile John Carroll

But Emmerson says nothing inquiry has seen yet suggests impropriety on his part


Mar 22 2017:

Has got round to interviewing Paul Boateng yet?

In his book, Clive Driscoll talks of 3 suspects in the Bulic Forsythe murder.

Who was the councillor?



And why was Clive Driscoll pulled off the Lambeth case when he ID’d Boateng & wanted to question him?


Summary of Reports about Child Sexual Abuse in Lambeth

 


Michael John Carroll

Mug shot of Michael

A police shot of Carroll at the time of his conviction in 1999

  • In charge of Angell Road children’s home in Lambeth 1981-1990
  • In 1999, plead guilty to 35 charges of indecent assault and buggery of young boys in the 1970s and 80s in Merseyside and London
  • Had originally pleaded not guilty to 70 offences
  • Sentenced to 10 years in prison, released after five years; now lives in the Midlands

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Witness said paedophile ­children’s home boss Michael Carroll had boasted of his friendship with Boateng

Sir Paul Boateng

“John Carroll would regularly talk about him [Paul Boateng] being able to open doors for him.”


Lord Paul Boateng is set to be questioned by the national child sex abuse probe chaired by Goddard.

The Labour politician is expected to be asked about retired Det Insp Clive Driscoll’s claims he wanted to speak to him in 1998 about alleged links with paedophile ­children’s home boss John Carroll.

Mr Driscoll said he was taken off the case before he could approach Mr Boateng.


justme ‏@zante03

so I take it the cops have been investigating this for at LEAST 2 years, so why no movement?

 Yes, the Mirror article sounded as if it had just occurred to Driscoll but he has been on about it for years.

One man – Michael John Carroll – will be central to the investigation.

Goddard says she will examine “the involvement of Michael Carroll in the sexual abuse of children in the care of the council; his recruitment and continued employment by the council; and the circumstances surrounding his application to foster a child and the council’s subsequent account to the Clough Inquiry”.

 

Former Angell Road care home

The former Angell Road care home where Carroll was manager

A former social services manager told Detective Chief Inspector Clive Driscoll in 1998 that she saw the future Blair minister making evening visits to the Angell Road children’s home in Brixton in the early 80s.

One witness told him she saw Mr Boateng at Carroll’s Angell Road home in Lambeth, South London, during the 1980s.

Another claimed Mr Boateng visited a camp for children in care, run by Carroll.

A third person, who worked in social services, claimed Mr Boateng contacted him after Carroll’s bid to foster two boys was turned down.

Carroll was jailed for 10 years in 1999 for abusing children during the 80s and 90s.

Mr Boateng has insisted he did not recall meeting him or visiting Angell Road.

Inquiry chief Justice Lowell Goddard has said she would look at the Carroll fostering case along with allegations of “inappropriate interference in law enforcement” in Lambeth.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/labour-peer-lord-paul-boateng-7481877#ICID=Android_TMNewsApp_AppShare

 

Blair government was briefed about police paedophile probe

The papers have been handed to anti-corruption detectives investigating the alleged cover up which is believed to be among 17 cases that were referred to the police watchdog in April.

The 111 pages of documents makes no mention of the minister being under suspicion while former members of the Blair government and the inspector who helped write some of the documents deny ever being told.

Nigel Goldie, a former council boss involved in the 1998 children’s home probe in Lambeth, south London, said after we handed him the papers: “I had a discussion with the government inspector about how we were going to handle this because of the huge political implications of a serving minister being investigated on suspicion of child sex offences.

“Understandably they said they would pass it up the management line.

“But the documents make no mention of this.

Tony Blair government briefed about peado claims
This document shows ministers were briefed about the probe. SoS was the Secretary of State Frank Dobson while the Ps (c) was the Private secretary (communities) who was Paul Boateng

“Anything that was said would appear to have been ‘off record’. The people involved have to come out and be open and answer questions about what occurred.”

Mr Driscoll was removed from the Lambeth investigation, codenamed Operation Trawler, in November 1998.

Mr Driscoll said after we handed him the documents: “I was surprised to see no mention of the briefing I gave at the request of the SSI to Mr Nigel Goldie and the SSI inspector.

“I outlined the allegations and concerns made by witnesses about the suspects.”

The inspector who helped write some of the reports, their former bosses at the watchdog the Social Services Inspectorate (SSI) and former health ministers Paul Boateng John Hutton and Frank Dobson have either denied being told or said they have no recollection of a minister being a suspect.

Michael Carroll
Police began investigating when Michael Carroll was arrested (Photo: Andy Stenning / Daily Mirror)

The papers were released by the Department of Health and Care Quality Commission following Freedom of Information requests by the Mirror.

The anti-corruption investigation is focusing on a crucial meeting that occurred in the offices of Lambeth social services on the sixth floor of Mary Seacole House in Clapham on August 28, 1998.

Mr Driscoll and Mr Goldie say it was the first time the SSI inspector was told about the Labour star being in the frame.

A memo written later that day based on information provided by the inspector is marked with a handwritten note stating Mr Boateng and their then boss, the Secretary of State for Health, Frank Dobson, had been briefed.

Mr Driscoll began investigating when Lambeth children’s home boss Michael John Carroll, now aged 66, was arrested in June 1998 over child sex offences.

The detective soon traced two people who said the Blair minister and Carroll, known as John, had been friends.

2015

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My Sweet Landlord

How can Boateng be “unaware how investigation into Mr Carroll was being conducted”? He was being briefed in 1998!

Aug 1998

Tony Blair government briefed about peado claims

This document shows ministers were briefed about the probe. SoS was the Secretary of State Frank Dobson while the Ps (c) was the Private secretary (communities) who was Paul Boateng

A memo written later that day based on information provided by the inspector is marked with a handwritten note stating Mr Boateng and their then boss, the Secretary of State for Health, Frank Dobson, had been briefed.

The inspector who helped write some of the reports, their former bosses at the watchdog the Social Services Inspectorate (SSI) and former health ministers Paul Boateng John Hutton and Frank Dobson have either denied being told or said they have no recollection of a minister being a suspect.

Paul Boateng says he was not aware that any minister was under suspicion at the time

Mr Boateng was moved in late October 1998 to the Home Office

A six page memo dated September 7, 1998, for Mr Boateng entitled “PAEDOPHILE INVESTIGATION – LAMBETH” stated that government inspectors would maintain “close contact” with detectives.

The document shows how closely the Blair administration was monitoring the police investigation, raising questions about what exactly was known.

The papers, released following Freedom of Information requests by the Mirror, also show that information was being passed to ministers verbally.

…Six months later the SSI informed Mr Dobson that Mr Boateng had been told before he left the department that he would be excluded from updates about the Lambeth investigation.


Paul Boateng’s wife – nee Janet Alleyn, a social worker by training who became a social-services administrator, in 1980.

A confidential memo, written by SSI Chief Inspector Denise Platt, stated Mr Boateng was at the centre of a “perceived conflict of interest” because his wife Janet had been the chair of Lambeth social services during a period in the 1980s.

Mr Boateng said: “I was not aware that any serving Minister had at anytime come under suspicion in relation to child sex abuse at children’s homes in Lambeth.”

He added: “I had no knowledge of allegations relating to child sexual abuse in children’s homes in Lambeth other than in media reports of the period.

“The issue was raised with me at some time during our respective periods of office in the Department of Health by the then head of the SSI Denise Platt.

“This was in the context of the investigation into the activities of Mr Carroll and the circumstances of his employment by Lambeth Social Services.

Ms Platt, who was made a Dame in 2004 and is currently a trustee of the NSPCC,has denied being told a minister was being investigated or being “involved in providing any briefings” to ministers about the Lambeth investigations in 1998.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/blair-government-briefed-police-paedophile-6123122

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Goddard worked with the Privy Council for Years & Years

A few examples of members of the Privy Council who Judge Goddard may have had contact with over the years :

Léon Brittan
Malcolm Rifkind
Jack Straw
William Hague
Peter Morrison
Theresa May
Paul Boateng – He was made a Privy Councillor in 1999
Peter Mandelson
Tony Blair
Prince Charles

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10155605740020032&id=697345031


from 2014

The police team was set up following a series of articles in the Daily Mirror revealing how retired detective Clive Driscoll was removed from investigating a paedophile ring in November 1998 in Lambeth, south London, after naming politicians among the suspects.

The inquiry has been operating in secret at the headquarters of Scotland Yard’s child abuse command at Empress State Building in Earl’s Court, London.

The team have been told by the former youth worker that he took photographs of holidays between 1986 and 1994 after starting his first job as a youth worker with the Association of Combined Youth Clubs, partly run by convicted paedophile Michael John Carroll.

The former youth worker said two senior detectives spent a day quizzing him at Walworth Road police station in south east London after Carroll was arrested in June 1998.

Carroll was said to be on a committee that hand picked around 60 deprived boys and girls, aged five to 14, to go to the Havens caravan park in Christchurch, near Bournemouth, for two weeks every summer.

Many came from Catholic children’s homes and had already suffered sexual abuse.

A group of men, including the rising Labour star, would allegedly travel down on the Friday evening and sleep in the caravans with the children over the weekends.

The new witness said he cut his ties with the ACYC in the mid 1990s when he learned some colleagues were convicted paedophiles. It changed it’s name shortly afterwards before shutting down.

He claimed: “It became quite clear that the organisation had been infiltrated by a group of paedophiles.

Five Lambeth-run children's homes where sex abuse took place

Goddard recently said her inquiry would examine events at five children’s homes in Lambeth – Angell Road, Monkton Street, Ivy House, South Vale, and Shirley Oaks.

These five care homes were places where children were exposed to sexual abuse and cruelty – Monkton Street and Ivy House were homes for children with special needs.

This was a paedophile ring protected by the police and people connected to Lambeth council who were taking away very vulnerable children every year for a decade. It was like a conveyor belt feeding children to abusers.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/police-investigating-claims-minister-tony-4342268

All of Lambeth’s homes had been closed by the mid-1990s but by then, they had been infiltrated by paedophiles for at least 30 years – and survivors are still coming forward.

Documents obtained by Newsnight show investigators believed there were at least seven men who were abusing children at Angell Road alone. This was regarded as an “inner circle”. The suspicion was that many more were involved.

SHIRLEY OAKS – MURDERS – THE BIGGER PICTURE

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Dec 18 2016

Two boys ‘were murdered at Shirley Oaks care home and buried in a nearby golf course’, report author claims

Raymond Stevenson was former resident at home run by borough of Lambeth
His report claims to have identified 60 alleged paedophiles at Shirley Oaks home; 700 people say they were abused there between 1950s and 1980s
Mr Stevenson is now looking into allegations regarding murder of two boys
Rtd DCI Clive Driscoll received same information from different source in 1998
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ShirleyOaksSurvivors‏ @ShirleyOaksSA 14 Sep 2016

Photos of children being abused found in Lambeth senior officer’s filing cupboard

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07vd212/victoria-derbyshire-14092016 …

 

LHA‏ @LambthHousngAct Jul 19

Fury erupts at @lambeth_council meeting as @cllrpeck consistently swerves questions from @ShirleyOaksSA about independent redress scheme

@lambeth_council promised independent panel for @ShirleyOaksSA redress scheme – all lies!Panel to be administered by council!

 

cathyfoxblog‏ @CathyCathyFox

Hundreds of sensitive council documents found in London estate

Hundreds of sensitive documents have been found in an unlocked London estate storage unit, the BBC has learned.

Child protection and rent arrears documents – showing names, addresses, and confidential information – were found on the Gauden Estate, Clapham.

Campaigners say the find could include files missing from a historical sexual abuse investigation, which they believe was “covered up”.

Lambeth Council has moved the files to a “secure location” for review.

The Shirley Oaks Survivors Association say the discovery could include 140 boxes of council documents that have gone missing, related to abuse suffered at the Shirley Oaks Childrens’ Home.

“It’s imperative that the history of these documents is actually found out,” said former Metropolitan Police officer Clive Driscoll.

Three people were convicted of child abuse which took place at Shirley Oaks’ in the 1970s and 80s.

Ex-residents claim Lambeth Council has “covered up” the “industrial scale” abuse which took place at the children’s home.

Lambeth Council is set to pay tens of millions of pounds to former Shirley Oaks residents.

Correctly identifying the documents could be “could be the difference between a successful and failed prosecution”, Mr Driscoll added.

A spokesperson for Lambeth Council said the store room had been “re-secured, and the documents it contained removed”.

The documents will now be reviewed to determine whether a data breach has taken place.

“From an initial assessment no identifiable personal data relating to any Lambeth children’s homes, prior to their closure in the 80s and 90s, have been found,” the spokesman added.

csa

 

#SOSA‏ @ShirleyOaksSA

PART 1: 10 days ago at Lambeth Full Council meeting, Stevenson accuses Lambeth of destroying 140 boxes of child care documents….

PART 2: … TODAY SHOCK HORROR – Lambeth files on child protection issues are discovered on an estate in south London…

SHIRLEY OAKS frmr peer PAUL BOATENG was to be q’d by Clive Driscoll (cop) over abuse, then pulled off it. why?


 will PAUL BOATENG ever be questioned over ?



Michael Mansfield QC – friend of Ben Emmerson

Tom Symonds ‏@BBCTomSymonds

Shirley Oaks Survivors Association: Michael Mansfield QC will represent them in negotiations with Lambeth Council for abuse compensation

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shirley-oakes-statement

SHIRLEY OAKES STATEMENT

SOSA PRESS STATEMENT 17.02.17

It is clear the Shirley Oaks Interim report has ruffled feathers as it was intended to do. In our efforts to be open, on request we have made the report available to; the press, the Police, Home Office and IICSA. There are no children’s names in the report apart from those who wanted their deceased siblings mentioned. There are many people who have a lot to lose from our exposure and it would seem that they are now making a concerted effort to undermine us.

 In the past the methods used have been to under investigate the allegations, to deny there was a paedophile ring operating in Shirley Oaks and other Lambeth Homes, to pervert the course of justice protecting their own and negating their duty to the public. Lastly, they have relied on the fact that documents and evidence has gone missing as a hindrance to their investigations.

 Central to the failings in Lambeth was Operation Middleton which the Met Police announced at the time was a gold standard investigation. Our interim report contradicts this and therefore we would not be surprised if this became the subject of the attempts to discredit us. 

We ask the question: Is this to protect the paedophiles or is it to protect the integrity of the agencies that failed in the past? Dismissing our claims of a cover up by insisting it was just a few individuals who didn’t follow the obvious leads didn’t wash then and is not going to wash now. 

To date we have over 1000 members and we will not be intimidated because Shirley Oaks and Lambeth former care children have suffered enough bullshit in their lives to allow the same types of like-minded conspirers to derail our efforts. 

 What they never realised when they defrauded us of our childhood was the encaged environment which we were forced to live created a unity and bond that has come back to haunt them. Now we wont be silenced.

Raymond Stevenson (SOSA)

https://www.shirleyoakssurvivorsassociation.co.uk/news


Shirley oaks and Edward Heath all connected . My hubby went on so called sailing holidays too jersey from Shirley oaks . Lots abused

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It seems strange that they are paying out to ALL children who were in the homes.

link

Is this to buy silence about Jersey connections etc?

And Mansfield involved = put a lid on it.


Anthony John Wixted‏ @TrojanManifesto

Shirley Oaks children’s home scandal South London press 21/07/17: Abuse victims slam council payout scheme



 

Former Shirley Oaks site

LAMBETH CHILD ABUSE; HANGED BOY; TOP PEOPLE

Peter Davis, 15, was found hanged at Lambeth Council‘s Shirley Oaks children’s home in Croydon in South London.
Peter was probably murdered.
A coroner ruled it was “death by misadventure”.
The police say that the case is closed.

Why were the files from Shirley Oaks Home sealed for ONE HUNDRED YEARS REGARDING 15 yr old lad PETER DAVIS found hanged?

“Right now, having looked through the history of Shirley Oaks and how many paedophiles were operating there, it’s quite clear that something untoward took place which has been covered up for years.”

When the BBC looked for court documents from the time, we found that in 2003 they had been made secret for 100 years.

Former senior detective Clive Driscoll said reopening the case would be a “great opportunity for detective work”.


Carroll would always say he was untouchable. He was a kingpin in Lambeth.”


Lambeth Borough Council

Allegedly, a ‘Godfather’ controlled Lambeth council, child abuse victims had petrol poured over them, and the Lambeth Police HQ had a basement where children may have been abused.In the case of Lambeth, a large number of people died in mysterious circumstances before any perpetrators could be brought to justice.

Detective Chief Inspector Clive Driscoll was removed from the original police investigation after superiors learned that politicians, including an MP, were among the suspects.

One female staff member was subject to a rape on council premises “of horrendous proportions”, such that she was still suffering from serious injuries one month on.

She described being raped alongside children and animals by senior figures in the council.

Although the report, which was prompted by alleged breaches of the council’s equal opportunities policy, recommends a criminal investigation, its findings were never formally investigated by the police at the time.

Instead, the perpetrators within the council were dismissed from their positions. The report has never before been made public.

Bulic Forsythe who worked at Lambeth Council and was murdered allegedly before blowing the whistle on abuse there

The Daily Mirror asks:was Bulic Forsythe, who vowed to expose a paedophile ring allegedly linked to a future minister in Tony Blair’s government killed to protect a paedophile ring?’

That abuse involved senior figures in Lambeth who were using council premises for the rape of women and children, according to the report’s remarkable findings.

They used the basement of Lambeth’s housing headquarters, the report says, because “sexual assault could be performed without fear of interruption by other staff”.

The Metropolitan Police, which has been investigating events in Lambeth at the time under Operation Trinity, said it was considering the report as part of its investigation.

Bulic Forsythe killed

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Lambeth – home to the MI6 HEADQUARTERS


JANET BOATENG, LAMBETH COUNCIL SOCIAL SERVICES CHAIR/WIFE OF PAUL BOATENG

 

 

Janet Boateng’s name never comes up in articles about the paedophile ring that operated in Lambeth Council-run children’s homes between 1974 and 1994.

But maybe it should, because she was chair of Lambeth Council’s social services committee, who had overall responsibility for the running of children’s homes, and she personally unveiled the ‘new child care strategy’ at a time when Lambeth children’s homes were infested with paedophiles.

spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/janetboateng-former-chair-of-lambeth-social-services-committee/

Wife of Paul Boateng investigated for allegedly bullying black staff

The wife of Paul Boateng, Britain’s first black High Commissioner, is under investigation for allegedly bullying domestic staff at the official residence in South Africa.

The complaints against Janet Boateng by black members of staff are deemed so sensitive that Foreign Office ministers have been alerted.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/3446687/Wife-of-Paul-Boateng-investigated-for-allegedly-bullying-black-staff.html

More on their time in South Africa

When Paul Boateng was given the prized diplomatic posting of South Africa in 2003, a country whose blacks had suffered for decades, being the new High Commissioner’s wife seemed to be a heaven-sent role for his wife Janet.

This is a post of high significance, that comes close to the top echelons of Washington, Paris and Beijing. The significance test is in the quality of the china. Only top missions are issued with a Royal Doulton black-and-gold Minton dinner service, and that’s precisely what Janet Boateng has for her formal dinner parties.

Their neighbours include Archbishop Tutu and Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela & Trevor Huddleston 1990

Bishop Abuse Probe: Claims were made against Bishop of Stepney – Trevor Huddleston

...a report meant to be frozen until 2069 revealing Huddleston as a child molester.It reveals that in 1974 when Huddleston was under consideration for the post of Archbishop of Canterbury, a mother of two underprivileged boys in the East End complained to the authorities they had been indecently assaulted at the Bishop’s home. Huddleston did not deny the allegations but suffered a mental breakdown and went into seclusion.

PIE’s Peter Righton suggests seeking the patronage of Father Trevor Huddleston, Bishop of Stepney for Vice President “or some other honorary office”.

Father Trevor Huddleston (Bishop of Stepney) shows an interest in Peter Righton’s new counselling outfit

https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/tag/trevor-huddleston/

Huddleston’s obituary written by former Albany trustee Michael de-la-Noy

Trevor Huddleston, Jesse Jackson & Paul Boateng 1985

Trevor Huddleston paid so much attention to Desmond Tutu when Tutu was a 13 year-old boy

The Guardian

London, Greater London, England

Tuesday, April 21, 1998 – 14

(Son of John Smyth QC) PJ Smyth wrote an article about Nelson Mandela and of his own tribute and salute to Mandela

https://wonderingeagle.wordpress.com/2015/08/19/from-cj-mahaney-to-pj-smyth-at-covenant-life-church-some-thoughts-from-an-outsider/

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Breakfast with Mandela, at Buckingham Palace – front, Trevor Huddleston, back from left, Richard Caborn, Nelson Mandela, Mr Huddleston’s aid, Lord Bob Hughes, Ben Jackson and Lela Kogbara

Lela Kogbara, an assistant chief executive for Islington Council, was vice chairman of Action For South Africa (ACTSA) when she was invited to have breakfast with Mr Mandela and six others.

Islington Council/Mandela

http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/islington-remembers-mandela-a-legend-who-carried-his-greatness-with-humility-and-authenticity-1-3107524

Islington Council 1987

Islington Council discussed installing condom machines in its children’s homes April 1987


It has been established by many independent inquiries that child abuse took place in all of Islington’s 12 children’s homes

Postcards that link Islington care home children to scene of notorious Jersey sex abuse

Children from Islington’s homes in the 1970s were sent on trips to Jersey, in an exchange programme with children from the notorious Haut de la Garenne home, where widespread abuse took place.
…another piece of the jigsaw that creates a picture of a child abuse ring operating in the UK, with children passed around the country.

Jimmy Savile at the 2007 GNR with Alastair Campbell (Tony Blair’s former spin doctor)……and former sports minister Richard Caborn.


Trevor Huddleston – friend of Mandela was a paedophile

 


Another protege of Huddleston – Peter Mandelson –

Convicted establishment paedophile Jeffrey Epstein had Silence: Peter Mandelson did not answer when asked about why  convicted establishment Jeffrey Epstein had ten entries for him and his partner

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1364001/Peter-Mandelson-silent-contact-Prince-Andrew-friend-Jeffrey-Epstein.html

Lancing College – alma mater of  Peter Ball and his brother Michael Ball, Trevor Huddleston & Tom Driberg

Convicted paedophile Peter Ball and loyal friend Prince Charles

Edwin Craven Ainscow – Director of Peter Ball’s – Community of the Glorious Ascension

Ainscow taught at Michael Stern’s School in Johannesburg for many years, later Ainscow was a prison visitor to young offenders’ institute

Michael Stern

In 1955, Stern read an article by Rev. Trevor Huddleston and, at Huddleston‘s invitation, Stern went to South Africa and became the headmaster of St Peter’s, a school for African children in Johannesburg. Huddleston was Superintendent of St Peter’s School.

Stern and his school became famous across southern Africa. Nelson Mandela, still in prison, sent his daughters there. Desmond Tutu sent his children.

Stern returned to England in 1973 and served as superintendent for children’s homes until 1980. He then served as director of the charity Mind from 1980 to 1983.

Michael Stern founded Waterford, a multi-racial school in Swaziland, on the lines of an English public school.

Waterford School in 1967

Waterford school, Swaziland, in 1967

WATERFORD SCHOOL TRUST

Its emphasis is on disadvantaged students

Trustees –  LADY JANET BOATENG

Waterford School’s benefactors included Harry Oppenheimer – one of the world’s richest men

Harry Oppenheimer 1985

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The appointment of Mr Boateng, who had been chief secretary to the Treasury under Chancellor Gordon Brown, caused outrage in diplomatic circles, and still does.

A controversial choice

Critics feel that such an important posting to an area of geopolitical significance should have gone to a career diplomat, not to a lawyer-turned Labour politician as a lucrative and dignified exit from Parliament by friend and crony Tony Blair.

His officials hate him because he’s so rude,” says a government insider. “He’s very clever, but he’s very arrogant and he has a very short fuse. He’s horrible to work for. Nobody loves Paul.”

Old mates ... PM greets Paul Boateng, who was the first black minister in his cabinet

Tony Blair and Paul Boateng

“There is a feeling that he has betrayed his supporters in the community,” a black political activist says.

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2002/may/30/Whitehall.comment


Paul Boateng – NCCL executive member

PIE Paedophile Information Exchange was affiliated with the NCCL


from the Daily Mail:

It’s not just Harman, Dromey and Hewitt. As we reveal, many other members of Britain’s ruling liberal elite held senior posts at the NCCL when it was closely linked to paedophiles

They were at National Council for Civil Liberties (now Liberty) in late 70s and early 80s

Group called for consent age to be lowered to 14 or even 10 in some cases


The Left’s web of shame: It’s not just Harman, Dromey and Hewitt. As we reveal, many other members of Britain’s

Ivan Geffen is a paedophile and is connected to Jimmy Savile

https://www.sochealth.co.uk/2012/10/28/the-other-side-of-the-1970s/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Margaret Oppenheimer Hodge – Islington Care Home scandal head with NCCL’s Harriet Harman.

Margaret Hodge’s husband’s Judge Henry Hodge was NCCL Chairman

Hodge, Mellor & NSPCC, 1980

Margaret Hodge, David Mellor & NSPCC, 1980

NSPCC – Vice President Gerald Ronson, related to Leon Brittan

Mellor who can’t remember attending meeting with Leon Brittan and Geoffrey Dickens re: PIE


NCCL admits they back at least part of the main aims of PIE. 

“The evil organisation has even been allowed to affiliate with the NCCL which receives grants from bodies like the GLC.”

Since the two joined forces the NCCL has decided that sex between children as young as 10 and adults should not be automatically illegal.”


Boateng was elected to the Greater London Council (GLC)  in 1981, which was then under the leadership of Ken Livingstone.

Boateng was chair of the GLC’s police committee.


NCCL’s  Harriet Harman and Marie Staunton in Ghana

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My visit was arranged by the Government Equalities Office (GEO) in conjunction with Plan International. Plan International is a leading non-governmental community development organisation which enables families and communities in the poorest countries to make lasting improvements to the lives of their children.

I was accompanied on my visit by Marie Staunton, Director of Plan UK

Former NCCL lawyers Harriet Harman and Marie Staunton travelled to Ghana together on girl biz

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Paul Boateng made partner at B.M. Birnberg & Coon:  Ben Birnberg who represented the PIE- affiliated Albany Trust.

Paul Boateng writing about Ben Birnberg:

my legal hero…  He struck a blow for artistic freedom, defending David Hockney’s right to bring back magazines deemed obscene by customs and excise.

This didn’t inhibit a lifelong friendship with Lord Longford. …Ben Birnberg went on to help form the Butler Trust.”

http://www.theguardian.com/law/2010/oct/13/my-legal-hero-benedict-birnberg

Lord Longford – uncle of NCCL’s Harriet Harman

In the 1970s, Lord Longford, friend of child killer Myra Hindley, compiled a self-funded report into pornography.

Lord Longford invited Sir Jimmy Savile, the Bishop of Leicester and Cliff Richard to join him on a wide-ranging tour of sex industry establishments, including strip clubs in Copenhagen.

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2015/09/cliff-richard-jimmy-savile-myra-hindley.html

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Jimmy Savile, Cliff Richards, child abuser Trevor Huddleston, sex pest Malcolm Muggeridge...- quite the team

http://www.theguardian.com/law/2010/oct/13/my-legal-hero-benedict-birnberg

Ben Birnberg was the lawyer who acted for Ian Brady on being introduced by Harriet Harman’s uncle Lord Longford

Using an internal Home Office psychiatrist’s report, which recommended that Brady be moved to a mental hospital, Mr Birnberg started an action against the Home Office in the early 1980s and succeeded in having Brady moved to Park Lane (now Ashworth), where he has been since 1985.”

https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/tag/tony-smythe/

Ashworth

Lord Paul Boateng Child curb on danger wards

Daily Express 18-09-98


^ Claire Rayner with Jimmy Savile and friends

cassandracogno:

In 1977, Righton also participated in the London Medical Group’s annual conference, on this occasion the subject being ‘Human Sexuality’, speaking alongside agony aunt Claire Rayner amongst others (M. Papouchado, ‘Annual Conference of the LMG: Human Sexuality’, Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 3 (1977), pp. 153-154).

Righton knew Claire Raynor from her participation in his new psychosexual counselling venture with Doreen Cordell (formerly counsellor with Albany Trust) during 1971 although she resigned after a few meetings:

https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/06/september-1971-lord-beaumonts-letters-righton-meets-jack-profumo/

Stephen Fry hosts a celebration of the life and works of Claire Rayner

Claire Rayner and Stephen Fry (who likes to make jokes about paedophilia) were close friends

“Claire Rayner was just about the most adorable person I ever knew,” said Fry. “She was my matron-sister-aunt-mummy-nurse-gossip and sergeant-major all wrapped in one.”

www.theguardian.com/media/2011/apr/03/claire-rayner-patients-association-nhs

Paul Boateng – Holloway Prison appointment

Europe’s largest women’s prison has recruited agony aunt Claire Rayner to help improve healthcare on site, the Prison Service has confirmed.

Claire Rayner appointed to Holloway prison

In 1999 Rayner was appointed to a committee responsible for reviewing the medical conditions at Holloway Prison, London, at the direction of Paul Boateng who was then the Minister for Prisons. The recommendations of this committee led to far reaching changes in the provision of medical care within Holloway.

Her advice in the teenaged girls’ magazine Petticoat caused controversy.

In 1972 she was accused of “encouraging masturbation and promiscuity in prepubescent girls”

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/466126.stm

 

Theresa May and Helena Kennedy

Claire Rayner’s close friend Helena Kennedy was also appointed to the Holloway prison committee. Helena Kennedy was Myra Hindley’s lawyer.

Holloway prison – is where child killer Myra Hindley is placed – and she is regularly visited by Lord Longford (NCCL Harriet Harman’s uncle)

The child murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley had powerful friends.
Ian Brady was befriended by Sir Jimmy Savile.
Myra Hindley was befriended by Lord David Astor, a former editor of the Observer, and by Lord Longford, a former cabinet minister who took a great interest in pornography.

Myra Hindley’s relationship with Lord Longford

The Curious Case of Harriet Harman, P.I.E, Lord Longford, Jimmy Savile, Myra Hindley, Cliff Richard, David Cameron and the VIP child-abuse scandal


 

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh presents RSE Award to Baroness Helena Kennedy

Helena Kennedy -has been:

PATRON of Liberty (NCCL)

President of National Children’s Bureau (Righton)

Former chair of British Council (Henniker, Napier etc)

She is closely affiliated to Common Purpose

http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Helena_Kennedy,_Baroness_Kennedy_of_The_Shaws

Helena Kennedy on panel with Peter Tatchell

Helena Kennedy is a patron of  the Peter Tatchell Foundation  and was on a tv panel show with PIE’s Tom O’Carroll)

www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Helena_Kennedy

In 1977, Tatchell became a social worker with the North Lambeth housing agency in Waterloo.

http://www.aim25.ac.uk/cgi-bin/vcdf/detail?coll_id=3273&inst_id=1

Clean Break Patrons:

Paul Boateng

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

www.cleanbreak.org.uk/team


News of the World

5 August, 2000

After the murder of eight-year-old Sarah Payne, the paper had argued that every parent should have the right to know if a paedophile was living nearby.

The Paynes said the proposed ‘Sarah’s Law’ would “give back power to parents to enable them to protect their children”.

They added: “This debate was long overdue and we look forward to hearing the home secretary’s response to this decision.”

Home Office Minister Paul Boateng

Paul Boateng assures government response.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/866749.stm

CRIME: Paedophiles: Government rejects public register

06 August 2000
ANNE MACKENZIE to BOATENG:
So the News of the World and the parents of Sarah Payne say they’re confident that their campaign for a change in the law on paedophiles will be successful, especially since the police and probation service now appear to have signed up to a form of Sarah’s law

What about Sarah’s law? What about the suggestion of access, that the public should have access and be told if paedophiles are in the vicinity or are likely to be working with children. We just want the whole thing set out

how are you listening if you are saying that you are actually not going to give the kind of access that people have signed up for this

PAUL BOATENG
Well what the NSPCC and the police and the probation service have asked us to do, when they sat alongside the News of the World on Friday, is to review how we can better control access to information

ANNE MACKENZIE
300,000 people who signed up for this, and Sarah’s parents, want something different, would you say you’re going to deliver it?

PAUL BOATENG
No.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/breakfast_with_frost/868465.stm


Boateng’s Business

Aegis Defence Services

The chairman of the Aegis board of directors is former Defence minister, Nicholas Soames MP. The Board of Directors include: General Sir Roger Wheeler, Chief of the General Staff; Paul Boateng, former Labour Minister and ex-High Commissioner to South Africa[ and Sir John Birch, former British deputy ambassador to the United Nations.

In October 2004, Aegis won a $293 million three-year contract in Iraq outsourcing, among other things, intelligence for the U.S. Army.

Spicer is effectively in charge of the second largest military force in Iraq – some 20,000 private soldiers. Just don’t call him a mercenary.

Aegis

Soames is demanding Tom Watson apologise over Leon Brittan

Dame Alun Roberts ‏@ciabaudo

Am I in the least surprised that Boateng has close business ties to Nicholas Soames, Proctor’s friend and protector? 

Boateng’s directorship at AEGIS makes him an associate of right-wing yob Nicholas Soames, friend of Harvey Proctor.

A former Cabinet minister (Paul Boateng) has become a director of a private military company after lobbying South Africa to water down anti-mercenary laws.

Paul Boateng joined the board of Aegis Defence Services – completing his transformation from ‘Loony left’ councillor to a member of the Establishment.

But his new role has sparked a fresh row about the so-called ‘revolving door’ of former ministers who take up lucrative private-sector posts after leaving office.

Aegis, which has lucrative contracts in Iraq, is run by Tim Spicer, the former Guards officer at the centre of the arms-to-Sierra Leone scandal in 1998.

As high commissioner, Mr Boateng lobbied the South African government on behalf of the Foreign Office over armed forces legislation.

Britain was concerned about laws which would prevent South Africans from joining foreign military forces.

Mr Boateng called for an amendment to ensure that South Africans who joined the British army were not forced to renounce their citizenship.

But the ANC-led government claiming it would have created loopholes allowing South Africans to join foreign armies as well as become mercenaries with companies such as Aegis.

The anti-‘fighters-for-hire’ legislation was drawn up in a bid to end the country’s reputation as a recruiting ground for ‘dogs of war’ fighting in dirty conflicts.

It is not known how much Boateng is being paid by Aegis.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1226269/Paul-Boateng-director-private-military-firm-lobbying-water-anti-mercenary-laws.html


Former Governors of the Ditchley Foundation:

Paul Boateng

Shami Chakrabarti, CBE. Director of Liberty/NCCL

Baroness Virginia Bottomley  – Formerly Secretary of State for Health and for National Heritage.

Like the similar Bilderberg meetings, discussions are private and non-attributable.


Bottomleys

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Dame Alun Roberts@ciabaudo

Has Virginia Bottomley commented on the conviction of Righton’s mate Napier? No, thought not!

Charles Napier, the half-brother of a John Whittingdale, sentenced to 13 years over ‘prolific’ child sex abuse,  has been urged to come clean about his links to a network of high-profile paedophiles after he was jailed for hundreds of sexual assaults on young boys dating back more than 40 years.

Charles Napier, 67, was a former treasurer of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) which campaigned to lower the age of consent and linked like-minded abusers in the 1970s and 80s before it was disbanded. It was reputed to have high-ranking supporters within politics, police and the Church.

Napier was arrested last year following a police investigation sparked by claims by MP Tom Watson about an Establishment ring of child abusers that had links to Downing Street.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/tory-mps-half-brother-charles-napier-sentenced-to-13-years-over-prolific-child-sex-abuse-9942651.html


Charities

Kids Company

The leaked email shows how Yentob, currently the BBC’s £330,000-a-year creative director, mounted a concerted operation to lobby the Labour Government to cancel the bill. The bill was waived the following year. The message, sent using a BBC email address to nine Kids Company colleagues – including Ms Batmanghelidjh – revealed he had contacted Dawn Primarolo, then the Paymaster General in the Treasury, and Paul Boateng, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, about the tax bill.
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Mr Yentob said he had been advised by Ms Primarolo’s aides to put the charity’s case to her in a letter, so she could refer the matter to the Inland Revenue – which Mr Yentob said he would be doing ‘with a little bit of help from my friends’.
Both Ms Primarolo and Mr Boateng worked at the time for the then-Chancellor Gordon Brown.
 Mr Yentob also says in the message: ‘Paul Boateng and I have managed to miss each other on the telephone but his office has been extremely co-operative and concerned and a phone call is being set up for tomorrow morning.’

A few months later, £589,957 was written off using taxpayers’ money, with an additional £100,000 debt met by an unidentified donor.

The charity’s unpaid bill was first revealed by The Mail on Sunday last week, which led to this newspaper obtaining the Yentob email.

The charity has received about £4 million from the Government every year for the last decade.

Ms Batmanghelidjh claims the Government has targeted her because she has a list of Establishment figures allegedly involved in historical child sex abuse.

Mr Boateng said last night: ‘I do not recall the details. I would not be prepared to comment without consulting Treasury papers. I was responsible for spending, not tax.’

Kids Company founder and trustees may face action amid Insolvency Service probe

April 24 2017

Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh
Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh

The founder and former trustees of the collapsed charity Kids Company could be banned from holding company directorships.

 

The youth organisation folded amid a storm of controversy in August 2015 – just days after receiving a £3 million Government grant in a final bid to keep it afloat.

Kids Company received more than £42 million of Whitehall funding between 1996 and 2015, thanks in part to founder Camila Batmanghelidjh winning favour with former prime minister David Cameron.

The Insolvency Service is investigating the financial circumstances of the charity and is allegedly bringing disqualification proceedings against Ms Batmanghelidjh.

Former trustees of the collapsed charity, including ex-BBC creative director Alan Yentob and Richard Handover, previously a boss of WH Smith, may also face sanctions.

The trustees, who also include Sunetra Atkinson, Erica Bolton, Francesca Robinson, Jane Tyler and Andrew Webster, responded to the “unconfirmed reports” in a joint statement.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/kids-company-founder-and-trustees-may-face-action-amid-insolvency-service-probe-35650675.html

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Mustard heir, Mr Colman, and his wife Susan, a former spiritual director of the defunct charity Kids Company  funded pervert John Smyth QC for nearly 30 years

 

Mr Colman was an Eton contemporary of the Most Rev Justin Welby, while his father, Sir Michael, oversaw the Church’s investment portfolio between 1993 and 1999, holding the post of First Church Estates Commissioner. He was subsequently awarded the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Cross of St Augustine.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/10/colmans-mustard-heir-admits-charity-funded-child-abuse-barrister/

A catastrophic charity collapse. Two inquires that hit the buffers. As a musical lampoons the fiasco… Will Kids Company Camila and her BBC stooge EVER face the music?

  • Stage production depicts the hugely publisised fall of Kids Company charity
  • Comes two years after the controversial charity met its demise amid allegations
  • Inquiries are ongoing but there is not indication of when they might conclude
  • Camila Batmanghelidjh’s autobiography, due out this year, is similarly delayed

Alan Yentob, BBC creative director, throws up his arms in despair. His rich baritone trembles with bathos as he sings: ‘Michael Gove even said it was an inspirational charity!’

The audience titters. The line does not have the lyricism of a Rodgers and Hammerstein, but it is genuinely funny.

And true. The real Mr Yentob — rather than the actor playing him in this stage production — really did say, rather than sing, it.

Just like the BBC bigwig himself, who became embroiled in the scandal surrounding the collapse of the Kids Company charity of which he was chairman, there is something more than a little unconventional about this new musical being previewed in London last week.

First, there is the title: ‘The Public Administration And Constitutional Affairs Select Committee Takes Oral Evidence On Whitehall’s Relationship With Kids Company.’

Then there are the lyrics, taken verbatim from the Hansard transcript of the testimony given by two witnesses who appeared before that committee of MPs on October 15, 2015.

One was Mr Yentob. The other was enigmatic charity supremo Camila Batmanghelidjh, once known as ‘the angel of Camberwell’.

The pair had been summoned to the Commons to explain how Kids Company, the charity of which Ms Batmanghelidjh was founder and CEO, had gone bust amid allegations of financial irregularity and sexual abuse, having received almost £50 million of public money.

That was almost two years ago. And while the musical is opening this week, the public still awaits a definitive official explanation of the charity’s controversial modus operandi and dramatic demise.

The select committee had no powers to act on its own damning findings of an ‘extraordinary catalogue of failures’. Two statutory bodies that do have such powers — the Charity Commission and the Insolvency Service — were supposed to deliver their own reports on Kids Company last autumn. They did not.

Both bodies say inquiries are ‘ongoing’ but there is no indication as to when they might end. Ms Batmanghelidjh’s autobiography, due out late last year, is similarly delayed.

And so the extraordinary saga rumbles on.

The woman at the centre of it all, 54-year-old Camila, keeps, in contrast to her life before the scandal, a low profile these days.

On a rare outing last summer, she was photographed as she went to lunch with representatives of a foreign government ‘which is having to deal with a lot of young refugees’ at the Michelin-starred Pied a Terre restaurant.

Ms Batmanghelidjh says she is continuing to help many Kids Company children, with the financial backing of donors who stayed loyal.

Kids Company rented a £4,000-a-month Grade II-listed art-deco mansion in North London, in which a member of the finance department and one of Ms Batmanghelidjh’s PAs lived

While the Metropolitan Police found insufficient evidence to press any criminal charge, anecdotal evidence of institutional anarchy and excesses at Kids Company still has the power to shock.

Brown envelopes stuffed with cash were handed to troubled children as a matter of course. Twelve-year-old clients were given £150 trainers; others were flown first class to America. Some £50,000 alone was allegedly spent on taxis at the charity’s Christmas party.

Kids Company received £46 million from the UK taxpayer over 13 years, including £3 million days before it shut. Former Mayor of London Boris Johnson is pictured with Camila Batmanghelidjh London Evening Standard's '1000: London's Most Influential People' in 2014

Kids Company received £46 million from the UK taxpayer over 13 years, including £3 million days before it shut. Former Mayor of London Boris Johnson is pictured with Camila Batmanghelidjh London Evening Standard’s ‘1000: London’s Most Influential People’ in 2014

Flamboyant, Iranian-born Camila could charm the birds from the trees. Then prime minister David Cameron was said to be ‘mesmerised’ by her, while his wife Samantha was a backer, along with Prince Charles and a host of other A-list celebrities and City financiers.

Kids Company received £46 million from the UK taxpayer over 13 years, including £3 million days before it shut. Rock band Coldplay ploughed in a further £8 million from royalties.

Ms Batmanghelidjh claimed her charity had 36,000 young ‘clients’.

No doubt there was and remains a very real need for children from splintered families to be supported in Britain’s troubled inner cities.

But something within the organisation was not right. It needed only a small push for the already teetering edifice to collapse. That pressure came from an unlikely quarter.

Pensioner Joan Woolard was the catalyst to Kids Company’s spectacular downfall and remains one of Ms Batmanghelidjh’s fiercest critics.

Having heard the charity boss speak on Radio 4, Mrs Woolard was inspired to sell her home and donate the proceeds — more than £200,000 — to the Kids Company.

Doubts began when she asked how the money had been spent.

The answers were unsatisfactory. Her experience of spending some time at Kids Company offices alarmed her further — and she asked for her money back.

Hers was the first public voice of dissent against this fashionable and feted good cause. Ms Batmanghelidjh denied any wrongdoing.

But the money remained in Ms Batmanghelidjh’s hands. Kids Company needed it desperately.

Encouraged by Mrs Woolard’s public stand, whistle-blowers from inside the organisation began to come forward.

The unsubstantiated allegations of sexual abuse were the final straw.

In August 2015, the charity shut down, laying off scores of staff and abandoning thousands of children.

Some of the evidence subsequently given to the Commons select committee presented a shocking litany of financial chaos, rampant nepotism and very dubious methodology.

The committee concluded: ‘There appears to have been a catastrophic confluence of factors that have conspired to allow this charity to operate as it did, for as long as it did.’

Their report said the ‘approach of successive governments and ministers towards Kids Company has proved to be an improper way to conduct government business or handle public money’.

Alan Yentob had failed to restrain his ‘unaccountable and dominant’ CEO. His employer, the BBC, was also ‘accused of poor leadership for failing to take action against him when he tried to make suggestions about the BBC’s reporting of Kids Company’.

One of the committee’s witnesses, a high-ranking worker who was granted anonymity, gave a particularly damning insight into what Kids Company had become.

She said: ‘The charity was run by the CEO as her personal fiefdom, with no regard whatsoever for the financial implications. It was simply unsustainable to continue to take in anyone who asked for assistance and, in certain specific areas, ridiculous amounts of money were spent wantonly and inappropriately.’

Ms Batmanghelidjh had favourites among the youngsters she helped. ‘One group of young adults — many of them in their late 20s — were known throughout the organisation as “Camila’s kids” and inordinate amounts of money and resources were lavished on them; creating envy and resentment among others.’

But staff were also treated lavishly, the witness stated, and nepotism was rife. ‘Sasha and Jamie Handover (the children of former WH Smith boss Richard Handover, a trustee) were both employed at KC,’ the witness said.

‘The so-called “Operations Manager” — a sweet but totally inefficient woman who kept odd hours — turned out to be the mother of one of the IT chaps.

‘Magbule Mulla — who worked in the finance department — is the sister-in-law of Jeton (Tony) Cavolli, who was Camila’s driver.’

(While her Linked In page still describes her as ‘Assistant Accountant Kids Company’, Mrs Mulla was described by Ms Batmanghelidjh in one interview as ‘the woman who sews for me’.)

Ms Batmanghelidjh would eventually admit that her charity had paid for both of Mr Cavolli’s children to be put through private schools; one of them a boarding establishment where the chairman of governors was one Richard Handover (a trustee).

Mr Cavolli had been described by Ms Batmanghelidjh as a ‘therapist tasked with dealing with difficult young men and only had a car in order to go to their aid late at night’. But in the time she worked there, the witness only ‘heard him referred to as “Tony the Driver”.’

Some of the evidence subsequently given to the Commons select committee presented a shocking litany of financial chaos. Squatters are pictured at the former offices of Kids Company in Kenbury Street, Camberwell

Some of the evidence subsequently given to the Commons select committee presented a shocking litany of financial chaos. Squatters are pictured at the former offices of Kids Company in Kenbury Street, Camberwell

 But staff were also treated lavishly, the witness stated, and nepotism was rife. A toy is pictured tied to a gate at he former offices of Kids Company

It was ‘Tony the Driver’ who was pictured holding the car door open for Ms Batmanghelidjh prior to that lunch at Pied a Terre restaurant last summer.

He was not her chauffeur, she later explained. He was working as an Uber driver and had given her a lift as a ‘favour’.

A university academic whose role as an Ofsted inspector in South London alerted her to Kids Company more than 15 years ago had watched its progress with alarm.

‘The whole history of Kids Company is one of a failure of due diligence by local government, donor charities, the Tory Party, Prince Charles. They all failed. It is astounding,’ she told me.

Hers is only one of many critical voices. But there is an approaching counterblast. Approaching, but repeatedly delayed. Ms Batmanghelidjh’s autobiography was due to be published last autumn. Her ghost-writer is Tim Rayment.

In early 2015 he was sent by his newspaper to investigate Ms Batmanghelidjh. Now he is firmly in her camp.

One view is that Rayment fell under her spell; like so many financiers, pop stars, politicians and royals before him, he was ‘hypnotised’, one colleague said.

‘I want to give voice to someone who has been silenced,’ Mr Rayment told me last year, rather generously of someone who had the ear of royalty and prime ministers.

‘Have I been naïve? Have I been mesmerised?’ he asks. ‘The time to make that judgment is on publication.’

The fall-out has indeed been complex and messy for those involved. Last December, Mr Yentob stepped down as Creative Director of the BBC as a direct result of his involvement in the Kids Company collapse

Last night, a spokesman for Ms Batmanghelidjh’s publisher, Biteback, said she expected the book to appear in August. She explained: ‘We had initially hoped to do a very fast turnaround on this title, and therefore gave it a very ambitious publication date.

‘But it has turned out to be far more complex, both legally and in terms of the science involved, than we had first anticipated.’

The fall-out has indeed been complex and messy for those involved. Last December, Mr Yentob stepped down as Creative Director of the BBC as a direct result of his involvement in the Kids Company collapse.

Earlier this year, it was reported that the Insolvency Service had written to lawyers acting for Kids Company’s former board members to warn them it was minded to ban them from holding directorships.They included Ms Batmanghelidjh, Mr Yentob and Mr Handover. Which brings us back to the musical.

Flamboyant, Iranian-born Camila could charm the birds from the trees. Then prime minister David Cameron was said to be ‘mesmerised’ by her

Flamboyant, Iranian-born Camila could charm the birds from the trees. Then prime minister David Cameron was said to be ‘mesmerised’ by her

‘Mr Yentob’ bewails the sudden denial of the public purse gold seam. He had mined it for years thanks to his contacts with David Cameron and the latter’s desire to give his Big Society slogan some substance and street cred.

Last night, a Charities Commission spokeswoman said: ‘When an inquiry is under way, we do not provide updates on when it is likely to conclude.

‘This is a high-profile case and when a report is available it will be posted online with full findings.’

An Insolvency Service spokesman said: ‘Our investigation into Kids Company remains ongoing. Each case has its own complexities and differences depending on the number of directors involved. There is no timescale for us to reach any conclusions. As such, it would not be appropriate for us to comment further at present.’

Miles Goslett, the journalist who first raised questions about Kids Company, in February 2015, is sceptical about the delay.

‘Both inquiries were set up the best part of two years ago and I was told privately last year they’d be published by Christmas 2016 at the latest,’ he said this week.

‘Even if these bodies are short on manpower, I’d have no difficulty believing that someone in Whitehall has taken the decision it would be politically sensible to keep them from public view for a while yet.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4659936/Will-Kids-Company-Camila-BBC-stooge-face-music.html


ENO board

Patron – Jimmy Savile’s pal Princess Alexandra

Board member – Paul Boateng

Princess Alexandra With Her Husband, Sir Angus Ogilvy. Savile claimed to be a friend of the Princess

HRH The Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy

Sir Angus Ogilvy, Princess Alexandra's husband (left) with Jimmy Savile. All mention of the former DJ's claims to friendship with the royal was initially omitted from police transcripts

He told detectives: ‘… right I went there, with Princess Alexandra, and Alex was a friend of mine anyway, still is.

Police cover up Savile’s claims to be friends with Queen’s cousin: Paedophile ‘visited school at centre of abuse allegations with Princess Alexandra’


 Albany Trust’s Sir Harry Haywood –  he occupied one of the top positions at the National Association of Youth Clubs, first leading as Education and Training Director, and then Director of Youth Work. Under his Directorship from 1955-1974, Sir Angus Ogilvy, husband of Princess Alexandra was appointed President, with Jimmy Savile as Vice-President; a slew of celebrity attended fundraising events were organized


Book Aid International announced the appointment of Lord Paul Boateng as their new Chair at an event to celebrate the charity’s 60th anniversary this evening at St James’s Palace in London.

The event was held in the presence of Prince Philip.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh – Prince Philip has been Patron of Book Aid International since it became a charity in 1966.

Also present at the event was Joanna Lumley, a long term supporter of the charity.

Joanna Lumley & HRH Duke of Edinburgh

Joanna Lumley is a close friend of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

http://www.bookaid.org/our-work/who-we-are/board-of-trustees/chair/

Joanna Lumley OBE is patron of the Helena Kennedy Foundation

along with

The Rt Hon Lord Kinnock

Lord Ouseley

The Foundation’s beneficiaries are primarily disadvantaged students

And

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Joanna Lumley and Helena Kennedy are both patrons of the Peter Tatchell Foundation (PTF)

16th January 2015,

Actress and campaigner Joanna Lumley has been announced as a new patron of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.

A number of peers have also become patrons – Labour peers Lord Waheed Alli, Lord Michael Cashman, Baroness Joan Bakewell and Baroness Helena Kennedy, and Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Liz Barker.

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/01/16/joanna-lumley-becomes-patron-of-peter-tatchell-foundation/

On June 26, 1997, Mr Tatchell wrotea start­ling letter to the Guardian newspaper.

In it, he said:

‘While it may be impossible to condone paedophilia, it is time society acknowledged the truth that not all sex involving children is unwanted, abusive and harmful.

LINK

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Is this the current CHE membership leaflet with photo of Nettie Pollard & Peter Tatchell from 2011?

“Pollard gave a constant stream of support to paedophiles and promoted their views.”

Photo below: Nettie Pollard (EC Member) with Peter Tatchell at the 2011 Annual Conference:

Nettie Pollard was member number 70 of the Paedophile Information Exchange.

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nettie-pollard

Pensioner backed Paedophile Information Exchange and may hold key to links with left wing groups

Nettie Pollard was a key figure in the London left – a Sunday People investigation reveals her to be a chief apologist for some of PIE’s most chilling demands

Even those who have lived beside her for years have little idea about her life – none of her neighbours has ever been invited inside the home she has lived in alone for almost 30 years.

But 69-year-old Nettie Pollard may hold the key to how the Paedophile Information Exchange infiltrated left wing groups in the 1970s.

She was a key figure in the London left, working for the National Council for Civil Liberties for two decades.

But a Sunday People investigation reveals Pollard to be chief apologist for some of PIE’s most chilling demands.

Our investigation found that throughout her career Pollard gave a constant stream of support to paedophiles and promoted their views. She also:

  • Supported PIE’s call to scrap the age of consent.
  • Argued against the introduction of a bill to protect children.
  • Sat on committees with known ­paedophiles and PIE members.
  • Wrote a twisted essay defending sex between adults and children.

It emerged MP Harriet Harman, ­husband Jack Dromey and former Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt had been involved with the NCCL when PIE was affiliated to it.

Mrs Harman has subsequently moved to distance herself from Pollard and paedophiles, with a spokesman stating they “did not influence any of the work she did there”.

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However one source involved with the London left in the 70s claims – ­embarrassingly for Mrs Harman – that she and Pollard did work together on occasions within the NCCL .

The source said: “Nettie was a big presence in the movement back in the 1970s and couldn’t be ignored by anyone wanting to get on in the NCCL.”

Our investigation first places Pollard in 1975 working as the Gay and Lesbian Officer for the NCCL.

And that brought her into close ­contact with the infamous PIE – the child sex group which campaigned to have the age of consent lowered or scrapped.

As well as her role at the NCCL, Pollard was and remains a significant member of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality – a group that defended PIE’s rights at their 1983 conference.

But even after PIE was disbanded in 1984, Pollard made no secret of her ­sympathy for the organisation’s aims.

In 1993 she contributed a ­defence of the ­sexualisation of youngsters to a book called Bad Girls and Dirty Pictures.

Entitled The Small Matter of Children, Pollard’s essay draws on work by known paedophiles such as former PIE vice-chair Warren Middleton to build its case.

Pollard argues child sex should be legal if the act is “consensual”.

It also uses language like “willing partners” to describe sex between adults and children.

But by far the most disturbing section is Pollard’s attempt to justify the sexualisation of children.

She writes: “Far from being ‘innocent’ and becoming sexual at puberty, as was once the common belief, it is now indisputable that everyone is sexual, even before birth.”

The research cited was also used in PIE’s bid to reduce the age of consent to just four.

Pollard continued to work for the NCCL until her mysterious ­departure from the group in 1997.

She was made redundant but reports from Feminists Against Censorship implies murkier reasons ­behind her exit.

A ­newsletter from the time reads: “Within the last several months, two of NCCL’s employees have remarked that the organisation’s longest-serving staff member, Nettie Pollard, was the last civil libertarian left on the payroll.”

Challenging the cost-cutting explanation given it added: “Since she is one of the few indispensable staff members, and the most ­expensive to make redundant, we suspect economy is not the reason.”

Pollard, whose Facebook page currently shows her support for causes including an anti-drones campaign and attacks on the “Big Brother” state, also showcases her taste in music with a link to indie rock band The Donutsh – described by one of their following as sounding “like Johnny Cash biting off Johnny Rotten’s head”.

She refused to answer the door to us when we visited her home.

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Harriet Harman and Peter Tatchell

Feb 2014: Convicted paedophile, Tom O’Carroll told The Guardian he remained a member of the NCCL’s gay rights committee for several years after Harman claimed his organisation was marginalised. NCCL archives in London have also shown how O’Carroll, a former chairman of PIE, asked Nettie Pollard, a staff member at the organisation, about the possibility of amendments to the 1978 child protection bill.

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Tatchell repeats call for lower age of consent

2 Sep 2010

Mr Tatchell’s latest comments echo those made by him last year as well as in a controversial letter he sent to The Guardian in 1997, in which he talked about the “positive nature of some child-adult sexual relationships” and even said he knew cases of nine-year-olds for whom sex with adults “gave them great joy”.


The editor of a paedophile book to which Peter Tatchell contributed an article in the 1980s was jailed three years ago for child sex offences

Warren Middleton, also known as John Parratt, was given a 12 month sentence in July 2011 after being convicted of having indecent images of children.

Middleton was the editor of Betrayal of Youth, a notorious paedophile campaigning manual to which Peter Tatchell contributed a chapter on ‘Questioning Ages of Majority and Ages of Consent’.  Middleton was also vice-chairman of the Paedophile Information Exchange, known as PIE.

Peter Tatchell  wrote an obituary for Ian Campbell Dunn, who was in reality also the co-founder of the PIE.

The obituary fails to mention his long career as a paedophile activist.

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Peter Tatchell was a leading member of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) but never knew or met any GLF members that where paedophiles like John David Stamford ?


From Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner

If you want to understand how we won LGBTI law reform in the UK, read this history of the pioneering Campaign for Homosexual Equality – and remember with pride the CHE campaigners who trailblazed the equal rights we now enjoy.

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Is that Professor Peter Campbell of CHE with Jimmy Savile ?


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Harriet Harman and Peter Tatchell

 RIGHTON FACES ‘OBSCENE’ TRIAL Social Work Today 06-08-92
 

The author of the letter, Dudley Cave, was a well known ‘gay rights activist’,

Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has claimed he was sounded out about a knighthood

In a column for the Guardian, he revealed: “Over the last decade, I’ve had three separate phone calls asking if I would be “minded” to accept an OBE, knighthood or a peerage.

“The caller had a cut-glass accent. He declined to identify himself, saying it was just a “preliminary” inquiry

“I have no idea who the man was or in what capacity he phoned me. In all three cases, I said no.”


Peter Tatchell, has claimed that he inspired one of David Cameron’s best known lines on same-sex ‘marriage’ proposals.Mr Tatchell made the comments in a conversation with Dr Trevor Stammers (past Chairman of the Christian Medical Fellowship) outside Downing Street on Sunday (03 FEB) as a group of senior local Conservatives delivered a letter to the Prime Minister expressing deep concern about the way that same-sex ‘marriage’ plans had been pursued and the damage that is being done to the Conservative Party.

He is reported to have said:

“I wrote David Cameron’s speech for him. That line about ‘I believe in gay marriage because I am a Conservative’ came directly from what I wrote.”

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmpublic/marriage/memo/m58.htm

Peter Tatchell repeats calls for lowered age of consent

24th September 2009

Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has reiterated his calls to lower the age of consent

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Chelsea and Westminster Swimming Club

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Joanna Lumley patron of Chelsea and Westminster Swimming Club.  Philip Boeckman – chairman

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http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Philip-Boeckman/-2142953718

http://textlab.io/doc/344680/march-2014-newsletter—chelsea-and-westminster-swimming-…

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“The swim and subsequent gala dinner was attended by over 400 guests including Irish and British celebrities from stage, screen and sport, members of both Houses of Parliament and the Trusts’ Patrons including HRH The Duchess of Gloucester GCVO and TV favourites Gloria Hunniford and of course Joanna Lumley OBE who kindly agreed to be our official race starter.

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CWSC were featured in the Hope For Youth February 2014 Newsletter. We were very proud to take part in this event that raised over £80,000 for Hope For Youth NI. 
They support projects across Northern Ireland that help hundreds of disadvantaged young people
to learn new skills, build friendships across divides and discover hidden talents. Pictured left is the CWSC team with Charity patrons Joanna Lumley and Gloria Hunniford.

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ANDREW PICARD BOECKMAN

The Club is a youth swimming club for children aged four years upwards

Strange how so many of the news stories relating to this case (whether referring to the man as Andrew Picard or Andrew Boeckman) have disappeared from search results (as Google says, because of European Data Protection ‘right to be forgotten’ laws) within a few weeks of the trial ending.

One also has to question whether the police or child protection agencies have advised the Chelsea and Westminster Swimming Club, where Andrew Boeckman helped organise events with young swimmers, of this man’s criminal activity?This is nothing to do with ‘mob rule’ but with protecting the young and vulnerable and not permitting another institutional cover up on the scale of Savile.

Andrew Picard – real name ANDREW BOECKMAN – would you want him at your kids swimming lessons?

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Chelsea and Westminster Swimming Club Swim-a-Thon, including organizer Andrew Boeckman

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  • Joanna Lumley and Savile linked to same charity

Horsforth’s Schoolgirl fundraiser Bethany Hare teams up with Joanna Lumley

http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/9577657.All_s

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Family of Sir Jimmy Savile backs Bethany’s Smile

http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/news/9658022.Family_of_Sir_Jimmy_Savile_backs_Bethany_s_Smile/


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Paul Boateng was introduced to the Lords on 1 July 2010; he was supported by Lord Ouseley and Lord Janner.

Janner was alleged to have befriended the manager of a children’s care home to allow him access to children so he could ‘perpetrate serious sexual offences on children’.

Janner was first interviewed in 1991 after his name was mentioned in the trial of Frank Beck, a notorious paedophile jailed for abusing boys in Leicestershire children’s homes.

He was accused of ‘grooming’ and abusing a boy aged between 13 and 15. But the CPS didn’t pursue the case.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3046359/Do-pervert-MPs-enjoy-immunity-prosecution-asks-PETER-MCKAY-following-decision-not-pursue-Lord-Janner-child-sex-allegations.html

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 Greville Janner son Daniel Janner: all claims by 33 people were fabricated

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37207475

Lord Janner paedophile inquiry chief in ‘cover-up deal with MP’

Bombshell papers show Lord Janner was quizzed about his ­relationship with a boy during a private hearing of a 1992 probe into abuse at children’s homes

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/lord-janner-paedophile-inquiry-chief-7689805#ICID=sharebar_twitter


On his 51st birthday, Paul Boateng was serenaded in the House of Commons by paedophile Michael Jackson, who was on a visit to the UK, organised by Uri Geller and Uri Geller’s good friend Greville Janner.

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What links Greville Janner, Michael Jackson,  Paul Boateng and Uri Geller?

51st birthday party for Paul Boateng.

This jolly enterprise included a meeting with the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, a political escapologist who could tell the assembled magicians – and psychics – about how to make cabinets disappear. The distinguished entourage then proceeded to the terrace of the House of Lords, a riverside location where their lordships have been seen enjoying G&Ts on hazy summer evenings, for a surprise 51st birthday party for Mr Boateng.

In a ceremony which, to borrow Lord Janner’s remark, was totally unique, Mr Boateng was presented with a candlelit chocolate cake while his guests, led by the singer of such hits as Thriller, Beat It and Dirty Diana, offered a recognisable rendition of Happy Birthday. “What a fantastic birthday surprise – I can’t believe it,” said Mr Boateng. “I thought it was a spoof. It is the most incredible surprise. It is the best present ever.

The responsibility for dabbing one’s face with a make-up sponge was undertaken by Jackson himself. “I’m impressed by the architecture the most. And I like the gold rooms,” he said at the end of the tour. It was assumed this was not a slight on Mr Boateng, Lord Irvine or Peter Bottomley, the Conservative MP who kindly showed the party around the green benches of the House of Commons.

The official record is a little hazy at this point, but it is understood that Geller, Blaine and Jackson departed for Exeter where they have organised a benefit show to raise money for sufferers of HIV in Africa.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/celebrity/the-case-of-michael-jackson-and-the-palace-of-westminster-1-608529

New Michael Jackson Lawsuit Alleges Child-Abuse Procurement Ring
A new lawsuit alleges Michael Jackson’s businesses were a front for grooming children to be abused

10.26.16

The latest complaint, filed by a Jane Doe who alleges that she was abused by Jackson from 1986 to 1989, when she was aged 12 to 15, claims that Jackson secretly operated, “the most sophisticated public child sexual-abuse procurement and facilitation organizations the world has known.”

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Michael Jackson child sex syndicate trial date set

March 13, 2017
Wade Robson received a trial date Monday for his blockbuster claims Michael Jackson and his inner circle operated the most elaborate child sex syndicate “the world has known.”The choreographer, who says he was just 5 years old when he first met the King of Pop, is set to begin his negligence trial against the late singer’s companies MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures on March 5, 2018, a Los Angeles judge said.A Robson lawyer said the next 12 months will be spent “gaining access to the materials needed for a much-anticipated trial.”“We look forward to completing that discovery and disclosing to the public, through trial, the full extent of Michael Jackson’s serial sexual abuse of children, which was facilitated through his companies MJJ Productions and Ventures,” lawyer Vince Finaldi said in a statement.An attorney for the companies, meanwhile, said he doesn’t believe the case will make it that far.“My opinion is that summary judgment will be granted in this case and there won’t be any trial, but the court did set a trial date for a year away just in case,” lawyer Howard Weitzman told the Daily News.Robson, who has worked for Britney Spears and N’Sync and appeared as a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance,” is one of three plaintiffs making similar claims in related lawsuits against Jackson’s companies.

The choreographer, 34, filed an amended complaint in September claiming Jackson and key staffers at MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures ran a “sophisticated child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation operation.”

Robson claims Jackson and his employees worked in concert to arrange his private meetings with underage fans, cover travel expenses and shower the youngsters with gifts.

“Make no mistake, Neverland Ranch was nothing but a well-orchestrated trap,” Finaldi previously told The News. “It was custom-built to attract kids so he could groom them and decide which to sexually abuse.”

The amended complaint, obtained by The News, added new negligence claims to his suit against the two companies.

Robson claims he was brought into Jackson’s orbit as a small child in the late 1980s after winning a dance competition in Australia organized by MJJ Ventures.

Two years later, a Jackson assistant contacted his family about meeting with The Gloved One and staying at Neverland during a trip to Los Angeles, he says.

The assistant served as Jacko’s “madam” or “procurer,” his filing states.

During that visit, Jackson allegedly sexually abused Robson. The abuse continued for eight years until Robson hit puberty and Jackson lost interest, according to the complaint.

During the pop icon’s 2005 molestation trial in Santa Barbara County, Robson denied he had been sexually abused. He later recanted, saying it took intensive therapy for him to come to terms with the abuse.

In 2013, Robson’s initial claims against Jackson’s estate were thrown out when a judge ruled he’d waited too long to sue. He is now pursuing the separate civil claims against Jackson’s companies.

A source in Jackson’s camp called the new complaint “too silly” to warrant a response.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/michael-jackson-child-sex-syndicate-trial-date-set-article-1.2996883?cid=bitly

Paul Boateng had been deputy to Lord Tony Blair’s close friend Derry Irvine

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Keith Vaz

Keith Vaz was pps to Lord Irvine who said his PPS was “utterly brilliant”, “the most incredible networker I have ever met”.

This backing from so well connected a source must have assisted Mr Vaz’s rapid ministerial promotion, from parliamentary secretary in Lord Irvine‘s Lord Chancellor’s department to minister for Europe at the Foreign Office.

www.theguardian.com/politics/2001/mar/20/keithvaz

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Greville Janner, Derry Irvine and Keith Vaz

‘Egotistical, ambitious, sleazy … The perfect candidate for a peerage’

Self-regard is not a quality generally in short supply in the world of Westminster politicians.

Yet Keith Vaz‘s ego has the capacity to take even many of his Labour colleagues by surprise.


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More on Boateng

Lord Boateng Christian Preacher, munitions, power broker and friend of Dr Jones, Tony Blair, Prince… MORE HERE….https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEQ3….

Named to Blair Cabinet

Boateng held that post until the Labour Party, led by Tony Blair, won a majority in the 1997 national elections. Blair immediately named Boateng to serve as parliamentary undersecretary of state in the department of health. Between 1998 and 2001, he held a post as minister of state in the Home Office, and then moved on to the Treasury department as its finance secretary. In May of 2002, Blair named him chief secretary for the Treasury, a high position in that ministry and one that qualified him as an official member of cabinet.

Career: Paddington Law Centre, London, England, solicitor, 1976–79; B.M. Birnberg & Co., London, solicitor and partner,1979–87; Bar of Gray’s Inn, barrister, 1989; (Barbara Hewson also at Gray’s in starting in 1985) Police Committee for the Greater London Council, chair, 1981–85; British House of Commons, elected Labour Party candidate from Brent South (London), 1987, reelected every four years until 2001; Labour Party posts: opposition spokesperson on treasury and economic affairs, 1989–92; opposition spokesperson on legal affairs, 1992–97; parliamentary undersecretary of state, Department of Health 1997–98; minister of state, Home Office 1998–2001; finance secretary to the Treasury, 2001–02; and chief secretary to the Treasury, 2002–05; British High Commissioner to South Africa (appointed by Prime Minister Tony Blair), 2005.

http://biography.jrank.org/pages/2948/Boateng-Paul.html

Paul Boateng

That cameo took place in 1987…Boateng came bounding onto the platform dressed as a law lord, in a wig and gown, before opening the gown to reveal his assets to an audience

Boateng is a groundbreaker in other ways too. He is also the first member of a British cabinet of any ethnic background ever to have been photographed wearing a leather jock-strap, a suspender belt and stockings – at least in public. And knowing his reputation for having a short temper and an acid tongue, he won’t be pleased for anyone to be reminded of the fact.

The son only returned to England with his Scottish mother Eleanor at the age of 14, after the 1966 coup. He went to school in Apsley, near Hemel Hempstead (where he was head boy) and read law at Bristol University before training to become a solicitor. The anglicisation of Boateng had begun, though to this day he is still widely known in Ghana.

In 1999, disbelieving pupils at Willesden High, a deprived inner-city school in northwest London, heard Boateng tell them they were lucky. He spoke of his school in Ghana where some students “did their homework under the street lamp at night because their parents did not have enough money”.

In reality, this was not Boateng -‘s experience. He was a rich boy

He was educated at Achimota, Accra Academy, Apsley Grammar School, Bristol University and the College of Law.

https://www.modernghana.com/news/71974/paul-boateng-to-pay-visit-to-ghana.html

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2002/may/30/Whitehall.comment

Other Boateng family members

Lord Boateng and Benjamin at the Screen Nation Film & TV Awards in 2003. The court heard when the woman fell asleep on a sofa, drunk on champagne and vodka, Benjamin Boateng climbed on top of her and yanked down her underwear

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Benjamin Boateng and Amy Winehouse

Benjamin Boateng  whose father is Lord Boateng, was a sexual predator who believed he had a ‘proprietary right’ to women.

He was jailed for three years and ten months.

He will also have to sign the sex offenders register.

He was found guilty of sexual assault by a majority jury verdict

it later emerged that Boateng was cautioned in March last year for harassment after sending a former girlfriend unpleasant text messages.

And in 2006 he was cleared of raping an 18-year-old girl twice in South Africa, where his father Paul was Britain’s High Commissioner.

Lord Boateng declined to comment.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2061359/Lord-Boatengs-sex-attacker-son-Benjamin-jailed-years.html

Boateng thought he was untouchable… the son of privilege who could get away with anything

…smooth-talking lawyer, Paul Boateng in the sharp suits – tailored by his cousin Ozwald Boateng

Ozwald Boateng Awarded OBE 2006

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Bob Geldof, Cherie Blair and Ozwald Boateng


Paul Boateng Affiliations

Remunerated interests as at February 2014:

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Lord_Paul_Boateng

HC Deb 16 February 1999 vol 325 c652W

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) core and(b) project funding he is providing in the current financial year for (i) Parentline and (ii) Childline; and how much he is providing for Childline’s work on bullying in schools. [70707]

Mr. Boateng

In the current financial year, the Home Office is providing £108,000 to Parentline to help them expand the service they provide into a national freephone helpline for parents. This is in addition to £25,000 from the Department of Health under their section 64 grants programme and £35,000 funding from the Department for Education and Employment to the National Stepfamilies Association for a joint project with Parentline.

The Home Office does not fund Childline.

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/written_answers/1999/feb/16/parentline-and-childline#S6CV0325P0_19990216_CWA_302

Mr. Hutton

ChildLine were awarded a grant under Section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 for a three year period in 1996–97. They received £183,000 in 1996–97, £173,000 in 1997–98, and £163,000 in 1998–99. ChildLine have also received a Section 64 Grant of £60,000 over the last three years for their special helpline for children in care.

We intend to award ChildLine a Renewal Core grant under the Section 64 Grant award scheme for the next three years. We will be making £187,500 available in 1999–2000, £180,000 in 2000–01 and £175,000 in 2001–02. In addition, we will be making £50,000 a year available for the three financial years 1999–2000, 2000–01, and 2001–02 so that ChildLine may provide a helpline for looked after children.


Jude Kelly (Common Purpose) created WOW in 2011.

She is Chair of the Common Purpose International Trust.

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Affiliated with WOW:

The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf, Baroness Helena Kennedy, Shami Chakrabarti (NCCL/Liberty), Marie Staunton

Guests at the reception included Zaha Hadid, Natascha McElhone, The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Meera Syal, Baroness Elspeth Howe, Natasha Walter and Shami Chakrabarti.

The Duchess of Cornwall has been involved with WOW since its inception in 2011, and has hosted two receptions at Clarence House

http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/news-and-diary/the-duchess-of-cornwall-hosts-reception-celebrate-southbank-centres-women-of-the

http://www.searchlightmagazine.com/archive/murder-arms-dealing-treason-and-sexual-abuse-the-apartheid-regime-and-the-tory-right

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www.heraldscotland.com/news/11956466.Radical_educator_who_taught_Mandela_apos_s_daughters_Michael_Stern/

www.kings.cam.ac.uk/files/about/annual-report-2008-pt2.pdf

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Paul Boateng

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To Dolphin Square & Elm from homes in Richmond Islington Lambeth Westminster Just ask & !

I think Stephen Twigg should feature in that.

video: Interior shots of Lord Greville Janner showing Uri Geller, Michael Jackson, David Blaine and others around WestminsterGreat Hall on June 12, 2002 in London, England.

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Ozwald Boateng and Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone denied knowing about child abuse happening while he was councillor and later Mayor of London. Bill Maloney confronted him 2 years ago

-A year later Ken gets his memory back and tells David Mellor (another disgraced Tory) that Mi5 filmed child abuse in Kincora Boys home.

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David Mellor states he never saw Dickens dossier. Even though he attended the Brittan/Dickens meeting?

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Leon Brittan ‘being pilloried over paedophile dossier’ – says David Mellor

Ex-Home Secretary Leon Brittan is being unfairly “pilloried” over his handling of a missing dossier on alleged paedophile politicians in the 1980s on the basis of a “witch hunt”, former minister David Mellor has said.

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Mr Mellor said the file was spoken of at the time as “not very substantive“.

on his LBC radio show, he (Mellor) said he remembered “sort of chat around the department” that it “wasn’t a very substantive thing at all“.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-28177242

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So a number of people knew then David? Where are they now? And what did they know?

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Stephen Govier and Harriet Harman – Harriet Harman was at York at same time. Links to Longford/PIE and Proctor mate Govier:

Stephen Govier is convicted criminal who shot through the head and moved in with paedo MP David Atkinson on return to UK.

 Govier was in with the right-wing Tory crowd (Atkinson, Laud, Proctor, Hamilton) but later turned Labour

Atkinson was linked to Fashanu. Fashanu linked to Norwich City.

According to Peter Tatchell of OutRage!, he knew Justin Fashanu from the early 1980’s.
Tatchell recalls: We met at the London gay nightclub ‘Heaven’ in 1982. I had been selected as the Labour candidate for Bermondsey,and he had recently transferred to Nottingham Forest for £1 Million.
We became close friends for the next ten years.

Nettie Pollard PIE member No# 70 with Peter Tatchell

Today is Lambeth Day: Stephen Govier is convicted criminal who shot through head and lived with paedo MP David Atkinson.

 Stephen Govier, Lambeth anti-gun crusader shot a friend through the head at point-blank range with a .44 Magnum.

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 On his return from US jail, Stephen Govier moved in with David Atkinson MP. Paedo parties were held in Lambeth flat.

Govier and Atkinson went camping in North Wales, hence the fond memories of Snowdonia in this letter:

Would his friend, associate and Police Commissioner Graham Bright have known about Atkinson’s dangerous friends?


 So dear old Greville must have known like-minded David Atkinson MP quite well, don’t you think?

You couldn’t make it up: Govier, close friend of Atkinson, Laud and Proctor, supports Society Against Child Abuse!

Edward Leigh was at Richmond Council at the same time as Keith Vaz & Elm Guest House.

Edward Leigh also on Greater London Council

Update on Keith Vaz:

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Slippery MP smeared with 30 years of sleaze – from expenses scandals to poppers and sex with male prostitutes

6 Sept 2016

Throughout his 29-year political career the veteran MP has been caught up in sleaze and cash scandals

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1723784/who-is-keith-vaz-labour-mp-has-enjoyed-political-success-as-well-as-attracting-controversy/

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Revelations about Keith Vaz are “a storm in a teacup” says Peter Tatchell.

http://talkradio.co.uk/news/keith-vaz-sunday-mirror-must-come-clean-says-human-rights-campaigner-peter-tatchell-1609053659

Peter Tatchall sticks up for Keith vaz. Hmm

Surprise, surprise: Vile paedophile Slade was mate of Keith Vaz:

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Paedophile Derek Slade  funded by Keith Vaz

And the same Keith Vaz who launched an EDM in praise of Michael Jackson, a man with a horrific stash of child porn.

The same Keith Vaz with the leak of survivors names who wants anonymity for accused


Harriet Harman, PIE , etc …..

Is Peter Tatchell A Paedophile Or Simply Misunderstood?

Peter Tatchell was born in Melbourne Australia on 25th January 1952, he moved to London in 1971 to avoid conscription. In 1978 Tatchell joined the Labour Party and moved to Bermondsey, South East London. Tatchell ran as the Bermondsey Labour Party candidate in the 1983 General Election. Despite Bermondsey being a Labour stronghold he lost to Liberal candidate Simon Hughes. In February 2000 he left the Labour Party for unknown reasons. In 2004 he joined the Green Party and was chosen to be their candidate for Oxford East in the 2010 General Election, however for some reason he withdrew his candidacy in 2009.
Comrade Tatchell
Peter Tatchell (the UK’s most prominent homosexual activist and a favourite of the BBC) has done more than demand the abolition of the age of consent, he has broken the law on the age of consent in Britain at least once.

Peter Tatchell is a regular on the BBC. The BBC have refused to state whether he appears as a human rights activist, homosexual campaigner or paedophilie apologist.
Peter Tatchell is a regular on the BBC. The BBC have refused to state whether he appears as a human rights activist, homosexual campaigner or paedophile apologist. They have also refused to state how much they have paid him for appearances.

As a gay 18-year-old Australian anti-Vietnam war draft-dodger, he came to the UK in 1971 and lived with a 16-year-old boy in London. The homosexual age of consent in England at the time was 21. Later he campaigned for lowering it to 16, and now he wants it lowered again to 14. What will he want after that?

When the age of consent for homosexuals was lowered to 16 an Outrage (Tatchell’s organization) banner said “16 is just a start” – it didn’t state what the end goal was.

Mr Tatchell criticises the age of consent laws. Here is a quotation from his own website:

“Nevertheless, like any minimum age, it is arbitrary and fails to acknowledge that different people mature sexually at different ages. A few are ready for sex at 12; others not until they’re 20. Having a single, inflexible age of consent doesn’t take into account these differences. It dogmatically imposes a limit, regardless of individual circumstances“.

Peter Tatchell wrote the chapter “Questioning Ages of Majority and Ages of Consent” for a book openly advocating paedophilia and finding ways “to make paedophilia acceptable“.

This book, published in 1986 and called The Betrayal of Youth (B.O.Y.), was edited by Warren Middleton, then vice-chairperson of the Paedophile Information Exchange, Britain’s number one paedophile advocacy group.

Stephen Green, anti-paedophile campaigner wrote: “The book was part of a campaign to abolish all ages of consent, destroy the responsibilities of parents for their children, deny any ill-effects on children of interference by paedophiles, and withal to make it easier for paedophiles to gain sexual access to children.“

In The Betrayal of Youth Tatchell wrote that the age of sexual consent is “Reinforcing a set of increasingly quaint, minority moral values left over from the Victorian era“.

Tatchell often ambushes public figures who don’t support the homosexual/paedophile agenda. The MSM and especially the BBC usually give him great publicity for these stunts.
Tatchell often ambushes public figures who don’t support the homosexual/paedophile agenda. The MSM and especially the BBC usually give him great publicity for these stunts.

He was not on his own in this belief.Many of his fellow socio-communists and homosexual activists thought the same:

Campaign for Homosexual Equality chairman Michael Jarrett was identifying paedophiles as an oppressed group, and the CHE list of “demands” included the complete abolition of minimum ages for sexual activity. The Labour Gay Rights Manifesto of 1985 said ‘A socialist society would supersede the family household. … Gay people and children should have the right to live together. … It follows from what we have already said that we favour the abolition of the age of consent.’

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Feminists like Beatrice Faust contributed to The Betrayal of Youth, as well as other homosexual activists besides Tatchell, including Jeffrey Weeks and Eric Presland, who “related his first paedophile experience with an Asian boy of thirteen, and boasted of interfering with a little boy of six“.

The book is considered so toxic that Amazon doesn’t sell it and you cannot search its content in Google Books.

Tatchell is well aware of how much all this is bad publicity for him and keeps rationalizing and adjusting his positions, but only the ideologically blind or pathologically naive cannot see through his self-excuses.

He has prepared a standard self-defence which can be found on his own website and has been repeated verbatim on many outlets. It used to also be on the site of his friend militant atheist, Richard Dawkins, but it’s not there any more. Maybe even Dawkins draws a line at what is morally allowed, even though his motto is “There’s probably no God – now stop worrying and enjoy your life”.

In this article that supposedly should serve to exculpate him, Tatchell has nothing better than this: “The critics also cite Warren Middleton’s 1980s book, Betrayal of Youth, to which I contributed a chapter. I had no idea that he was involved in child sex abuse matters when I was asked to write.”

Considering that Warren Middleton was co-founder and vice-chairperson of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), a prominent group promoting paedophilia, it was impossible for Tatchell not to have known his propensities. In addition, both Tatchell and Middleton were part of the Gay Liberation Front/Angry Brigade, a neo-Marxist revolutionary group of radical students at the London School of Economics, thus making Tatchell’s protestations of ignorance verge on the ridiculous.

Peter Righton of the Paedophile Information Exchange.
Peter Righton of the Paedophile Information Exchange – a Child welfare expert who wanted the age of consent lowering to four.

Were you aware that Tatchell contributed a chapter to this book?

THE BETRAYAL OF YOUTH

The contents and contributors of The Betrayal of Youth:

Chapter 1: ‘Incest’ by Clive Coliman: Described as “An ardent supporter of the children’s rights movement.”

Chapter 2: ‘Child Pornography and Erotica’ by Richard Green: Illustrator for the Paedophile Information Exchange magazine under the pseudonym “Dominik”

Chapter 3: ‘Child Prostitution’ by Warren Middleton of P.I.E.

Chapter 4: ‘Gender Differences’ by Liz Holtom and Kathy Challis: both from the anti-Christian Peace News.

Chapter 5: ‘Power and Consent’ by Eric Presland: Homosexual activist. Contributed also to the American paedophile book “The Age Taboo.”

Chapter 6: ‘Love and Let Love’ by Tuppy Owens, Editor of the Sex Maniac’s Diary, and Tom O’Carroll: ex-Chairman of P.I.E. who was convicted in 1981 of conspiracy to corrupt public morals by sending out a paedophile contact list.

Chapter 7: ‘Children and Sex’ by Fr Michael Ingram: Catholic priest, defender of paedophilia.

Chapter 8: ‘The Paedophiles’ by Beatrice Faust: militant feminist & civil libertarian.

Chapter 9: ‘Questioning Ages of Majority and Ages of Consent’ by Peter Tatchell.

Chapter 10: ‘Ends and Means: How to Make Paedophilia Acceptable?’ by Roger Moody of Peace News: “One of the most outspoken advocates of children’s rights in Britain .” Well-documented as a ubiquitous paedophile intellectual.

Chapter 11: ‘Socialism, Class, and Children’s Rights’ by John Lindsay: “ardent supporter of children’s rights.” Member of the Socialist Workers’ Party. Homosexual activist, hates the institution of the family.

Chapter 12: ‘Childhood Sexuality and Paedophilia: Some Questions Answered’ by Warren Middleton of P.I.E.

Chapter 13: ‘The Oppression of the Young: An Inside Perspective’ by Jeff Vernon: Involved in Gay Youth Movement and Campaign for Homosexual Equality.

Appendix 1: “P.I.E., from 1980 Until its Demise in 1985” by Steven A. Smith: ex-chairman of P.I.E. Fled to Holland in 1984, became “active in the Dutch crusade for children’s rights,” was deported back to the UK in 1991 and sentenced to 18 months for sending indecent articles through the post.

Appendix 2: “The Uranians” by Timothy d’Arch Smith: Bookseller. Author of “Love in Earnest.”

Peter Tatchell’s self-defence begins with:

“Unlike many Catholic clergy, I have never abused anyone. Unlike the Pope, I have never failed to report abusers or covered up their crimes.”

These are blatant falsities. It wasn’t many Catholic clergy, it was an extremely small minority. And, as shown in Lies About The Catholic Church Child Sex Abuse Scandal, there is no reason, except bigotry and prejudice, to single out Catholic clergy who in fact have committed fewer of these crimes than any other pedagogic institution, religious or secular.

Peter Tatchell and his homosexual/paedophile allies often attacked the Christian Church for having Christian values. There is no record of him bursting in to a synagogue or mosque to protest against their religous values.
Peter Tatchell and his homosexual/paedophile allies often attacked the Christian Church for having Christian values. There is no record of him bursting in to a synagogue or mosque to protest against their religious values.

Saying what he does about the Pope is a criminal act, it is slander. The Pope has never covered up for anyone.Tatchell and his friends in the mainstream media (especially the BBC) think that if you repeat a lie enough times your audience will start to believe that it’s true.

But blaming the Church whenever you’re in trouble is a good way to distract the public from your own deviations from the norm. It’s worked so far so why shouldn’t it work now? Maybe because people have started calling your bluff, Pete.

Peter Tatchell has a seething hatred of Christian morals and values.
Peter Tatchell has a seething hatred of Christian morals and values.

The above should tell you how trustworthy and credible Tatchell is, but there’s more.

Look at his defence of the book Dares To Speak:

“Dares to Speak was an academic book published in 1997, authored by professors, anthropologists, psychologists, sociologists, a Dutch senator and a former editor of a Catholic newspaper. It discussed the age of sexual consent and whether all sex between young people and adults is necessarily unwanted and harmful, based on what it said was objective research with young people.

The book does not endorse or excuse sexual relationships with young people that involve coercion, manipulation or damage. The authors queried, among other things, the balance between giving young people sexual rights and protecting them against abuse. These are entirely legitimate issues to discuss.”

Leaving aside the irony (probably lost on humorless Tatchell) about his using a “former editor of a Catholic newspaper” as a guarantor of the morality of a book while he constantly treats the Catholic Church like a den of abusers. The book Dares to Speak, that Tatchell praises so much as an academic achievement, was edited by Joseph Geraci, who was also the editor of Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia. The book is a collection of articles from the journal.

Before it was quietly removed, this was Wikipedia’s entry for the publication:

Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia (1987–1995) was a journal published by the Stichting Paidika Foundation whose purpose was to promote the normalization of pedophilia. Its editor was Joseph Geraci and the editorial board included articles by writers Frits Bernard, Edward Brongersma, Vern L. Bullough, and D. H. (Donald) Mader, some of whom campaigned as pro-pedophile activists.

After the normalization of homosexuality, we’ll have the normalization of paedophilia.

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Here is Tatchell’s letter to the Guardian dated 26th June 1997 (a few weeks after Labour’s General Election win) which he denied writing when I asked him about it. However I can find no record of a complaint to the Guardian, the Press Complaints Commission or any lawsuit for libel:
Ros Coward (Why Dares to Speak says nothing useful, June 23) thinks it is “shocking” that Gay Men’s Press has published a book, Dares To Speak, which challenges the assumption that all sex involving children and adults is abusive. I think it is courageous. The distinguished psychologists and anthropologists cited in this book deserve to be heard. Offering a rational, informed perspective on sexual relations between younger and older people, they document examples of societies where consenting inter-generational sex is considered normal, beneficial and enjoyable by old and young alike.
Prof Gilbert Herdt points to the Sambia tribe of Papua New Guinea, where all young boys have sex with older warriors as part of their initiation into manhood. Far from being harmed, Prof Herdt says the boys grow up to be happy, well-adjusted husbands and fathers. The positive nature of some child-adult sexual relationships is not confined to non-Western cultures. Several of my friends – gay and straight, male and female – had sex with adults from the ages of nine to 13. None feel they were abused. All say it was their conscious choice and gave them great joy. While it may be impossible to condone paedophilia, it is time society acknowledged the truth that not all sex involving children is unwanted,abusive and harmful.
Peter Tatchell.
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Peter Tatchell has repeatedly denied writing the letter above. However below is his reply in the Guardian (1st July 1997) to criticism of his original letter. In his second letter (below) he never denies writing the first letter (above) or claims he was edited in any way.
Peter Tachell’s second letter to the Guardian on 1st July 1997.
Peter Tachell’s second letter to the Guardian on 1st July 1997.

Peter Tatchell has often claimed he lives a monk-like existence living on a mere £9,000 income per annum. When I challenged him on this he changed his claim to £29,000 plus expenses. However he has refused to disclose his payments for his numerous main stream media appearances or disclose how much his yearly expenses are.
Peter Tatchell in his Council flat.
Peter Tatchell in his Bermondsey Council flat.

Peter Tatchell has declined to be interviewed for this article, however I will leave him the option of the right of reply in the comments section.

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P.I.E – Paedophile Information Exchange

Members/Activists/Connected of P.I.E
Former PIE Chairperson and current pro-paedophile activist Tom O’Carroll
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David Joy, 66 – once No2 in the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange. In 1984 he was jailed for 18 months for publishing obscene material in a PIE newsletter. In 1996 he got two more years after admitting indecent assaults dating back to the 80s. Then in January 2006 cops found 1,129 images of children aged one to 13 at his rundown flat in Loughborough, Leics. Some were in the level 5 category – featuring sado-masochism, torture or bestiality.
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DR Morris Fraser – P.I.E founder member & leading child psychiatrist – had a criminal record for taking indecent photographs of children and assault in 1972. Good friends with both Napier, Waters and Righton
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Terrence Waters – Former prep school teacher – Closely linked to several P.I.E members incl Andrew Sadler – adopted the alias “James Opphin daler”. The name contains an anagram of the word “paedophile”. In 1994 Waters was sentenced to ten years for possessing child abuse images and the sexual abuse of a 10 year old boy. In 2011 convicted for more sexual abuse against children at Allen House School – More on Waters on this link
Michael Johnson – jailed for four years on six specimen counts of indecent assault against two boys aged nine and 11. In 1988 Dr Morris Fraser and Michael Johnson set up a sailing charity for disadvantaged boys called the Azimuth Trust based in Cornwall.
Andrew Sadler – Former teacher who was jailed abroad for sex offences against boys – Links to Fraser and Napier –
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More on Sadler on this link
Leo Adamson helped set up Pie to distribute obscene pictures of young boys while John Parratt aka Warren Middleton was a former vice-chairman of the organisation
Leo Adamson, left. John Parratt right

Former chairman/leader Steven Freeman aka Steven Adrian Smith
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Freeman/Smith was a former Home Office security guard and was described in court in 1984 as the, “powerhouse and engine room of P.I.E, and the life blood of contact which he edited and printed.
The members’ hotline for the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) rang, of all places, inside the Home Office. The phone would be picked up by Steven Smith, a paedophile and member of the group who worked in security in Whitehall, from where he would tell callers where to go for the next meeting to discuss issues including decriminalising sex with children as young as four.
John Morrison and Barry cutler – Members
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Geoffrey Prime – Former member and KGB spy
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Sir Peter Hayman – Several links to P.I.E and its members – Former High Commissioner to Canada
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Notorious paedophile and TV presenter Jimmy Savile was almost certainly a full member of P.I.E
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Peter Bremner (aka Roger Nash) Member level – Bremner has convictions for indecently assaulting children. Jailed for 6 months in 1994 with David Joy. in 1978 Bremner was given a three month prison sentence suspended for 2 years and fined £150 for indecently assaulting 3 boys, two aged 8 and one aged just 5
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John Stamford – A former church minister published international guides for child molesters. He died before his trial. Stamford used a homosexual travel guide called spartacus as a front for a mailing ordering service offering information on child prostitutes in Thailand, Brazil and other nations. The organisation was alleged to have operated through a box number in London. The details of each of the members, including their sexual preferences, the desired age of the children and preferred countries of origin were stored on a computer. The members received personalised lists of children.

For more on Stamford and Spartacus magazine click here
Stephen King aka Stephen Gosling – so called child expert was a member of P.I.E. His unbelievable role was to advise UK judges on sentencing for paedophiles
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Stephen King,who even advised the courts on appropriate sentences for offenders, assaulted many

Child sex ‘expert’ is jailed for girls’ abuse

A predatory paedophile who established himself as an “expert” adviser to the police and courts on sex crimes was jailed yesterday for seven years for systematically abusing three girls.

Police believe Stephen King, who even advised the courts on appropriate sentences for offenders, could have assaulted many others over three decades.

King had no formal qualifications in the field but was a “self-proclaimed expert on the Children’s Act and pornography – he made it his life’s work”.

King’s advice was offered to and accepted by a number of agencies, including the Crown Prosecution Service, the Metropolitan Police, the Sentencing Advisory Panel and the Appeal Court.

Mr Zinner said: “He had lectured to various criminal justice conferences at which the Met Police, the CPS, the Probation Service and other interested agencies were present.”

King recorded his activities in meticulous detail, the court heard. There were more than 560 indecent photographs, a video recording of indecent acts and a diary of his sexual encounters.

King, of Herne Hill, south London, was a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange. He plied the children with alcohol before abusing them, the court heard. One of the victims had learning difficulties and all three had been severely traumatised by the assaults. One had attempted suicide.

King’s crimes were uncovered when pornographic material was discovered on his computer while he was being investigated for alleged benefit fraud.

Luis Macchiavello, the director of London-based firm Infolog, said that King lectured as a guest speaker on child pornography at conferences organised by the company. Mr Macchiavello said he could not recall how many times King had been invited to speak.

John Carr, the internet adviser to the children’s charity NCH, said he had refused to lecture at some conferences that had been privately organised because of concerns over security.

Officers also discovered that he had worked close to children for years as a tutor, athletics coach and photographer. They fear he may have abused many more girls.

“In 2002 the defendant submitted advice to the sentencing advisory panel on offences involving child pornography. He was credited in the final recommendations to the court of appeal alongside the Law Society, Bar Council, the Law Commission and the Probation Service.”

Luis Macchiavello, director of Infolog with which King was linked, said: “He was a speaker in our events. I can’t recall how many events he spoke at. We have hundreds if not thousands of people who speak at our events.”

King’s name features in a 2002 report on child pornography submitted by the sentencing advisory panel, whose members are appointed by the lord chancellor, to the appeal court. Lesley Dix, secretary to the panel, said his name was included only because he offered a response to a consultation paper. His opinion had not been actively sought.

A spokesman for the Met said King had not directly worked for the force.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2004/mar/17/childrensservices.childprotection

 

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Richard Bigham – Eldest son of viscount of Mersey admitted he was a member
Former Vicar and millionaire Michael Studdert –financial backer and member level
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David Wade – The treasurer of P.I.E
Entry level members – Robert Bushell, Geoffrey Taylor, David Hooper, Nigel Beatman – Click this to see summary of their convictions
Michael Hanson – First chairman (set up P.I.E. as a special interest group within the Scottish Minorities Group with Ian Dunn)
Keith Hose – 2ND Chairman In the PIE Chairperson’s Annual Report for 1975-6, Keith Hose wrote that ‘The only way for PIE to survive, was to seek out as much publicity for the organization as possible…. If we got bad publicity we would not run into a corner but stand and fight. We felt that the only way to get more paedophiles joining P I E… was to seek out and try to get all kinds of publications to print our organization’s name and address and to make pedophilia a real public issue.’
British antiques expert Keith Harding was active in the Paedophile Information Exchange
Harding was convicted of indecent assault against four children aged eight and nine in the late 1950s and was a “schedule 1” offender – meaning his convictions remained on his police file for life.
But he was later given the Freedom of the City of London and became a member of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, meeting business and political figures at the height of his career. The clockmaker and music box expert ran a museum regularly visited by children, despite social services being aware 20 years ago of his convictions for child abuse.
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A document held by police in the mid-1980s listed Keith Harding as PIE member number 329 next to his north London address.
Ian Campbell Dunn – Co-founder (born 01/05/43 died 10/03/98)
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Shortly before his death, Dunn, a prominent gay activist, became convener of lobby group Outright Scotland. In 1997, he condemned police over a camera surveillance operation in public toilets in Stirling which led to several gay men being charged – even though the investigation also revealed that some men had sex with a 13-year-old boy. In 1974, Dunn co -founded the Paedophile Information Exchange ( PIE) with Michael Hanson. It became the leading contact group for adults campaigning for the right to have sex with children. In an interview in 1997, Dunn admitted he and Hanson had agreed to facilitate research into sex with children.
Dunn was caught on tape bragging abut interfering with a fourteen-year-old boy. The existence of the tape caused him to abandon a libel action he had brought against a Sunday newspaper, which named him as a paedophile. The encounter itself does not seem to have been a one-off – at his funeral in 1998, a young man claimed Dunn had raped him when he was fifteen. Dunn also supported a paedophile magazine called ‘Minor Problems.’
Charles Napier One-time treasurer of PIE Charles Napier is alleged to have sexually assaulted boys whilst a gym master at Copthorne School. He became an English Language Trainer at the British Council and was convicted of sexual assault against minors in London in 1995 and investigated as an alleged member of a paedophile network operating in British schools in 1996. He set up his own school in Turkey and resumed English Language Training with the British Council after serving his sentence
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Michael Dagnall · Tony Zalewski – Lee Edwards –Named in Daily Express, 26th August 1983

 

Lee Edwards aka Edward Brand executive committee member of PIE Does the photofit look like him ?

 

Lee Edwards & the Paedophile Friendship Service

Bernard Haunch – Teacher – He was also a member of a group called the Paedophile Information Exchange but apparently claimed it was a discussion group
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Dr Edward Brongersma (Deceased) – has written extensively in the area of sexuology, especially on pornography, ephebophilia, pedophilia and the age of consent. His books on this subjects include: Das Verfehmte Geschlecht (in German, 1970), Sex en Straf (“Sex and Punishment”, 1972), Over pedofielen en kinderlokkers (“On Pedophiles and Child Molesters”, 1975), and his last work is his magnum opus and entitled Loving Boys (two volumes, 1988–1990).
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Peter Righton AKA Paul Pelham – Righton was the former director of education at the National Institute for Social Work, and a consultant for the National Children’s Bureau. Yet he was also a founding member of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), which wanted the age of consent reduced to four. Righton published essays justifying paedophilia, which he called no more mysterious than “a penchant for redheads”. Police raided his home and found hundreds of letters between him and other paedophiles
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Warren Middleton, aka John Parratt one of PIE’s first London members – Creater of the Understanding Paedophilia (UP) magazine that was eventually replaced by Magpie
Michael Dagnall – Close friend and fellow abuser with Tom O’carroll Click this , it mentions Dagnall and P.I.E involvement @ page 19
Richard Travell – Active member status – Travell was handed a three-year community order in 2006 for possessing indecent images of children.
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Alan John Doggett (1936-1978), (pictured above) conductor, composer and choir master. Leader of London Boys Choir – A letter in Magpie 10 reported and commented on the suspected suicide of Alan Doggett weeks before he was due to face child sex charges for having sex with a choir boy. Hit by train. Also has links to a certain Paul Raven aka Gary Glitter
C. J. Bradbury Robinson – American author who wrote several times for Magpie magazine – His pro-paedophile books include A crocodile of choirboys “Bare Knees, Boy Knees.” The latter offers an “unmatched” and “startling trip into the strange world of the Paederast,” says the description on Amazon, which has one used copy for sale for $500
Richard James – Writer at Magpie
Paul Green – Writer at Magpie
Peter Deathman – P.I.E member who was regulary visited in prison by Tom O’Carroll. Deathman served a 10 year sentence not for mere sexual abuse but for child stealing
Den Nichols – Author of paedophilia literature called “Towards a Better Perspective For Boy-Lovers”. Published in 1976. In its preface to ‘serious minded adult males who feel an existential attraction to young boys”. Copies were advertised and sold by P.I.E/Magpie for £1 each, including post & packaging
David Grove – AKA Robin Brabban – born 1904 – secretary and Ex treasurer of PIE
Michael Walker – London – Member level of P.I.E – He did not agree on certain issues of P.I.E but condemned hostility against P.I.E
Anthony Green – Somerset – He attended a meeting of P.I.E that was attacked by the Nation Front. He urged tolerance and understanding of paedophiles
William Thornycroft – He was disgusted at attacks on P.I.E. He was quoted “The sexual freedom of children was needed” – Member of Communist Party Gay Rights Committee in the 70’s
Robert Atkinson – Newcastle teacher was arrested for sexually abusing a 13 year old student. He was fined £200. The headmaster and staff however continued to support him after the his guilt. Member level status in P.I.E
Ian Harvey – P.I.E member – He sought to differentiate bewteen “good paedophiles” and pedarasts, but without defining his terms or explaining why
Micky Burbidge – He supported P.I.E’s proposal to abolish the age of consent laws. Also wrote a book entitled“Evidence on the law relating to and penalties for certain sexual offences involving children for the Home Office Criminal Law Revision Committee” with Kieth Hose
Frits Bernard (1920 – 2006) was a Dutch psychologist,sexologist, homosexual activist, and pro-pedophile activist.Together with the late Edward Brongersma, he laid the foundations of the emancipation movement of boylovers in the Netherlands.
Keith Spence – He applauded the “courage” of the leaders of P.I.E in the face of ; quote – Hysteria, hostility and violence, also wrote several paedophile articles for Magpie about sexual abuse of young boys
June 1983: Scoutmaster Michael Williams of Castle Bromwich. Birmingham, resigned after being exposed as a member of P.I.E
Jane Rule – Canadian Writer of lesbian-themed novels and non-fiction. Co author of Magpie: Journal of the Paedophile Information Exchange – Also supporter of NAMBLA (The North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) was founded in December 1978 and is an activist homosexual and pedophilia coalition group. Their primary aim is stated to be the overturn of statutory rape laws and reduction of “age of consent” laws that require a child be of a certain age (which varies by state) before they can agree to sexual intercourse.
John Finnin – Co author of Magpie: Journal of the Paedophile Information Exchange
Peter Saxon – Co author of Magpie: Journal of the Paedophile Information Exchange
Derry Webster – Tom O’Carroll was named in court as a ‘customer’ for Webster’s child abuse images and video collection. Webster was jailed for his part for selling the obscene films, magazines and pictures
Kenneth Plummer – Involved with O’Carroll. He stated “Any study that can take adult-child sexuality out of the zone of shrieking horror and place it in the demystified zone of everyday experience must be welcomed”. sociologist Dr Kenneth Plummer of Essex University, sent a “warm message of support” for “Betrayal of Youth,” and, in company with Nettie Pollard and Professor Donald West (qv), also read, made suggestions and then praised “Paedophilia the Radical Case” receiving “heartfelt thanks” from its author, Paedophile Information Exchange Chairman Tom O’Carroll. Attented several P.I.E meetings
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/4949555/Harriet-Harman-under-attack-over-bid-to-water-down-child-pornography-law.html
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http://cigpapers.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/p-i-e-paedophile-information-exchange-exposed-part-two/
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http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/uk-child-abusers-named-and-shamed/p-i-e/
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_consent_manifestations_(UK)
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http://labour25.com/category/age-of-consent/
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_(pressure_group)
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http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/uk-child-abusers-named-and-shamed/p-i-e/
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http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/nick-cohen/2014/02/when-is-a-scandal-not-a-scandal/.
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http://ufohunterorguk.com/tag/nccl/
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http://www.wikileaks-forum.com/united-states/479/the-truth-about-some-politicians-backing-practicing-pedophiles-and-cp/15984/
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http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/26/lobbying-paedophile-campaign-revealed-hewitt
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http://aangirfan.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/nspcc-mi6.html?m=1
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PIE’s new name
http://www.libertarian.co.uk
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http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/the-civil-servant-in-the-home-offices-pie-funding-inquiry-and-his-academic-articles-on-boy-
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http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/the-civil-servant-in-the-home-offices-pie-funding-inquiry-and-his-academic-articles-on-boy-love/p-i-e/
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Tony Blair part of PIE
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/26/pedophile-advocacy-comes-back-to-bite-a-british-politician.html#url=/articles/2014/02/26/pedophile-advocacy-comes-back-to-bite-a-british-politician.html
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PIE & HMqueen
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=638499922852151&id=100000764465111&refid=7&_ft_=qid.5988561366331161130%3Amf_story_key.1134116637656814874
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2575505/Letter-paedophile-group-links-Harriet-Harman-Patricia-Hewitt-AFTER-said-marginalised.html
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http://dailybalenews.com/2014/02/08/paedophiles-plan-to-build-village-in-devon-update/
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http://m.couriermail.com.au/news/opinion/opinion-why-does-the-left-support-this-avalanche-of-pedophile-filth/story-fnihsr9v-1226861620956
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Liverpool (NICHE)
http://sindonax.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/paedophile-cover-ups-the-hows-and-whys/
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PIE
http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/category/pie-paedophile-information-exchange/
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https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B4PQp1NQ39MPYzU5NDVhY2QtMWViYi00MDRkLWE4OWQtOTc2NjA5MWZiNWI3/edit
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http://ianpace.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/pie-and-the-home-office-three-memberssupporters-on-inside-funded-magazine-printed-and-phone-line/
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http://web.archive.org/web/20041116144121/http://home.wanadoo.nl/host/wilson_83/index.htm
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Labour controlled BBC
http://gaiusmarcellus.blogspot.co.uk/2010/03/unacceptable-links-between-labour-and.html
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Tories & PIE
http://tompride.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/the-truth-about-the-tory-partys-cover-up-of-its-links-to-paedophilia/
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Silent
http://www.silentlambs.org/
Silent
http://iamthewitness.com/listeners/Jewish.child.molesters.that.are.never.on.the.NEWS-WHY.htm
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https://gettingreadyfor2015.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/a-bill-maloney-up-date/
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http://www.real-whitby.co.uk/savilejaconelli-yewtreehibiscus-sborough-paedo-ring-time-line
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http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=097-hcagrey&cid=-1
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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=747913618599372&id=100001422211809&refid=28&_ft_=qid.6033289562555813767%3Amf_story_key.2800040682799693877&__tn__=%2As&fbt_id=747913618599372&lul&_rdr#s_ff81768c6432b3819fe18456041bb4e6
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http://order-order.com/2014/07/08/watch-former-tory-whip-boasts-about-paedo-mp-cover-up/

Arlo Tatum,[1] the executive secretary of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, sued Melvin Laird, the Secretary of Defense. Tatum sued after Washington Monthly published an article revealing that US military intelligence units were gathering https://twitter.com/cassandracognointelligence on civilians and civil organizations in the US.[2]

8

Arlo Tatum moves to UK & joins Albany Trust after suing US army for alleged unlawful “surveillance of lawful citizen political activity.”

Tatum had composed and sung songs for Aldermaston peace marches during the 50s and had also become the Director of Peace News. [Arlo Tatum obituary, The Guardian 7 May 2014]

And Jack Straw’s autobiog reveals his MI5 file started from the Aldermaston marches

During 1975, while Paedophile Information Exchange member Roger Moody was working for Peace News he was promoting the organisation in its pages.

https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/march-1977-albany-trust-arlo-tatum-peace-news-and-paedophiles/

2 female authors/contributors to PIE’s Warren Middleton’s B.O.Y were also involved with Peace News like Roger Moody

(Chapter 4: ‘Gender Differences’ by Liz Holtom and Kathy Challis: both from  Peace News.)

Peace/anti-nuclear campaigners heavily targeted by state surveillance since pre1970s to current day:

So how with all the surveillance were the paedophiles for peace lobbyists missed?

Or were they a useful control/eye on non-paedophile peace campaigners?

Were paedophiles used as informants on anti-nuclear protestors?

Perusing Peace News from 1975+ I was glad to find ONE letter to Editor saying what I was thinking….

paraphrased: “What’s with Peace News new preoccupation with paedophile rights? What’s it got to do with anti-nuclear/peace activism?”

Writer of letter was an extremely disappointed long-term subscriber who just couldn’t fathom what had changed for Peace News


Government lawyers…in a vain attempt to keep a lid on Peter Wright’s revelations, seem to be turning a blind eye toward Peace News – the paper published passages from Spycatcher.

The Guardian London, Greater London, England Wednesday,  September 2, 1987 – 36


Jimmy Savile: The London School of Economics/National Health/Tavistock Connection

 

“These ‘educational missionaries’ spoke of schools as if they were monasteries. By limiting the idea of education to formal school instruction, the public gradually lost sight of what the real thing was. The questions these specialists disputed were as irrelevant to real people as the disputes of medieval divines; there was about their writing a condescension for public concerns, for them ‘the whole range of education had become an instrument of deliberate social purpose.’ (emphasis added).”
—John Taylor Gatto, Underground History of American Education

As a possibly last series of connections to map, I am returning to Robert Graves’ buddy William Sargant, who worked at St Thomas’ Hospital from 1948 to the end of his career as head of the department of psychological medicine. In 1962, Sargant found himself a new assistant in one David Owen, a neurology and psychiatric registrar who had only just qualified as a doctor. Two years earlier, Owen had joined the Vauxhall branch of the Labor Party and the Fabian Society.[1] The reason this is relevant is that Owen was allegedly complicit in allowing Jimmy Savile access to the psychiatric hospital Broadmoor, where he (Savile) abused countless patients over a period between 1968 and 2004 (when Savile had use of a personal set of keys to the hospital). According to The Daily Telegraph, Savile’s “involvement at Broadmoor was rubber-stamped in 1974 by Dr. David Owen, now Lord Owen, who was health minister.” Thanks to Owen, Savile “came to be in charge of Broadmoor for a period in the 1980s when he was put in charge of a task force to run the secure hospital.”

It’s generally been assumed that the reason Savile wanted (and was given) access to Broadmoor (besides visiting his pals Reggie Kray and Peter Sutcliffe) was to indulge his sadistic sexual proclivities by taking advantage of defenseless young girls (many of whom were simply runaways or troublemakers at school). No doubt this was part of it, but it may not have been the whole reason. It’s also possible, in the light of all the other evidence of similar “schooling” programs going on through the UK and the US and elsewhere for decades, that Savile had a specific role at Broadmoor, and that the institution was being used as a locale for the sorts of sexual and social research and experimentation which has fascinated the Fabians and others since at least the turn of the century. Maybe Broadmoor was, like Wedekind’s Sadian castle, a prison-school for “the bodily education of young girls”?

Nor are we talking only about Broadmoor. In 2014, Kate Lampard carried out an independent review of Savile’s predations within the British National Health Service (NHS), including over forty hospitals. Her report was quoted in The Guardian in 2015: “Savile’s status and influence . . . . was enhanced by the endorsement and encouragement he received from politicians, senior civil servants and NHS managers. His access within NHS hospitals gave Savile the opportunity to commit sexual abuses on a grand scale for nearly 50 years.” (emphasis added)

The article goes on to quote Liz Dux, a lawyer who represents 44 of Savile’s victims, calling the report a “crushing disappointment” because it held no one accountable.

“‘It beggars belief that a report which has revealed Savile was widely known as a sex pest at Stoke Mandeville can find no evidence of management responsibility,’ Dux said. ‘Ten victims had reported their assaults to nursing staff on the ward, including one complaint being made to management, yet still his deviant and sickening behaviour continued.’ She said the revelation in the report that three other doctors had committed serious sexual offences at the hospital in the past four decades suggested “something seriously amiss.’” (For the dozens of separate hospital reports of Savile’s fifty years of sexual abuse, go here.)

I have said that I wish to avoid unnecessary speculation with this work; but on this occasion I’m willing to go out on a limb, because without the horrifying context provided by Savile’s activities, the following information may seem random and bizarre. And maybe it is, but the only way to find out if the pieces fit is by placing them side by side.

The following facts are taken from a Mental Health History Timeline assembled by Middlesex University:

“In 1926 [the year Jimmy Savile was born] An appeal to The Commonwealth Fund (New York) by Cyril Burt and Amy Strachey, (born Amy Simpson 1866) ‘Mrs. St Loe Strachey’ for funds to start training psychiatric social workers at the London School of Economics (see below) and support for Child Guidance.” (What exactly do economics have to do with psychiatry or child guidance?) Three years later, in 1929 (the year Westlake founded his Forest School): “With money from The Commonwealth Fund, a Diploma in Mental Health started at the London School of Economics to train Psychiatric Social Workers. The fund’s Director, Barry Smith, had written in 1928 that ‘the training of psychiatric social workers is an essential and fundamental part of [a] child guidance program.’”

Some corroboration from the US National Library of Medicine:

“When the Commonwealth Fund agreed to finance the establishment of child guidance clinics in Britain, it stressed the need to train social workers in a university setting. Thus in 1929, the London School of Economics established the first course to train social science graduates with some experience of social work as PSWs. In the same year, the Association of Psychiatric Social Work (hereafter APSW) was inaugurated with the dual objectives of promoting mental hygiene, and raising the professional status of psychiatric social work.” (“‘Often there is a Good Deal to be Done, But Socially Rather Than Medically’: The Psychiatric Social Worker as Social Therapist, 1945–70”)

The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that is still around today. It was founded in 1918 by the widow of Stephen Vanderburgh Harkness. Harkness was the American entrepreneur and silent partner of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., in the founding of Standard Oil (and a director of Standard Oil until his death). Today, the Rockefeller Foundation houses all the archives for the Commonwealth fund. From their website: “As an independent, nonpartisan organization, the foundation has aimed to help develop common ground from which policymakers across the political spectrum can lead the nation toward a health care system that assures its residents have long, healthy, and productive lives.” (emphasis added)

Anna M. Harkness

Cyril Burt, mentioned above, was a member of the London School of Differential Psychology, and of the British Eugenics Society, so probably a Fabian. Amy Strachey, a.k.a. “Mrs. St Loe,” was the wife of John Strachey, a British journalist and father of the other John Strachey already mentioned in this work, the Labor politician who was at Oxford in 1922, when my grandfather arrived. Strachey joined the Labor Party the following year in 1923. From 1946 to 1950, he was the Minister of Food, which would have given him plenty of reason to have had dealings with Alec Horsley. While I have found no definite links to MI5 or MI6, his name certainly crops up a lot in related literature, and he is almost certainly one of the circle.[2]

The Mental Health Timeline continues (for 1929) by mentioning a work called Our Baby—For Mothers and Nurses, eventually published in 1936 by John Wright/Simpkin Marshall, which “on page 126 lists Idiocy under Congenital Defects”:

“This is a term for mental weakness which dates from birth. It varies in degree from a mere feebleness of intellect, to a state in which the mind seems wholly absent. Should a child fail to answer to most of the tests of normal progress given on page 88, it must be considered backward, and the child should be taken to a doctor, as systematic training should be begun very early, considerable improvement being then almost always possible.”

This description clearly evokes what would become standard operating procedure with autistics in the coming decades. And do I need remind the reader of Russell’s plan for close surveillance, categorization and the use of “behaviourism” with children, from the moment of conception onward?

The Timeline then quotes a “Wood Report on Mental Deficiency published by the Board of Control”[3] from the same year:

“the majority of the feeble-minded are to be found within a relatively small social group, a group which may be described as the subnormal or social problem group, representing approximately 10 per cent of the whole population. Most of the parents in this subnormal group are themselves of poor mental endowment, and would no doubt have been classed, when children, among the dull or retarded. Similarly the dull children of the present generation, who form a large majority amongst children in this subnormal group, are the potential parents of many feeble-minded in the next generation. Therefore, from the standpoint of the prevention of many social evils it is of the utmost importance that the problems of the education and social care of the borderline retarded child should be effectively tackled. . . . Let us assume that we could segregate as a separate community all the families in this country containing mental defectives of the primary amentia type. We should find that we had collected among them a most interesting social group. It would include, as everyone who has extensive practical experience of social service would readily admit, a much larger proportion of insane persons, epileptics, paupers, criminals (especially recidivists), unemployables, habitual slum dwellers, prostitutes, inebriates and other social inefficients than would a group of families not containing mental defectives. The overwhelming majority of the families thus collected will belong to that section of the community which we propose to term the ‘social problem’ or ‘subnormal’ group. This group comprises approximately the lowest 10 per cent in the social scale of most communities.” (Full report in several parts here.)

The Mental Health Timeline then refers to the April 1929 Journal of the American Medical Association about the establishment of the London Child Guidance Clinic (citing “Bowlby 1936” and “Tavistock 1967” and cites (in 1929) a “Conference on Mental Health convened by the Joint Committee of the National Council for Mental Hygiene and the Tavistock Square Clinic. Held in Westminster.”

The Bowlby referred to is Edward John Mostyn Bowlby, a British psychologist, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst, notable for his interest in child development and for his pioneering work in attachment theory. (A Review of General Psychology survey published in 2002 ranked Bowlby as the 49th most cited psychologist of the 20th century.) Bowlby worked during World War II in Canonbury in the child psychiatry unit with maladapted and delinquent children, which led to an interest in the development of children, and to his work at the Child Guidance Clinic in Islington, London. By his own account, he had help getting established from some “academic economist” friends.[4]

As for the Child Guidance Clinic, it was founded by the Jewish Health Organization in 1927 and was the first children’s psychiatric facility in the UK, and allegedly also Europe. From The Use of Psychoanalytic Concepts in Therapy with Families, by Hilary A. Davies:

“It was set up to meet the needs of the immigrant population who had settled in that part of London since the beginning of the century and whose children were perceived to have emotional, psychological, behavioral, and educational difficulties. A foreword to an early report by the Clinic is quoted as saying that ‘in its efforts to adjust the groping child mind to life, to make useful citizens of difficult and abnormal boys and girls [it] is doing the work of civilization.’ . . . The Clinic was able to offer a service to almost 1900 children and families from all over the UK in the first 4½ years of its existence. The Clinic later moved and became the Tavistock.”[5]

Returning to the Mental Health Timeline, John Bowlby joined the Tavistock Clinic in 1946 as Deputy Director and set up the Children’s Department to develop clinical services, training and research. In 1948, he obtained a small grant from the Sir Halley Stewart Trust to “empirically study the effects of early separation and deprivation” (emphasis added). For his research, he hired a psychiatric social worker (James Robertson, presumably LSE-trained). The London Child Guidance Clinic eventually became the Child Guidance Training Centre and was housed in the Tavistock Centre from 1967. In 1985, it merged with the Tavistock Clinic’s Department for Children and Parents and became the Child and Family Department.

I noticed in the Timeline at this point (1986) the mention of “MBE [first appointment to the Order of the British Empire, the one before OBE] in New Year Honours: Miss Eve Saville, General Secretary, Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency.” A quick search revealed that Miss Eve Saville was a Fabian.[6] Whether she was related to Jimmy, OBE, I do not know and I doubt anyone else does (not counting those who do). The names Savile and Saville seem to be more or less interchangeable, and one easy way for Sir Jimmy (who called his mum “the Duchess”) to cover any possible aristocratic ancestral tracks might have been to remove one of the l’s. Eve is a somewhat mysterious character, considering there is almost nothing about her online and yet there is a Memorial Lecture named after her. She was the author of an obscure tract called “A History of the I.S.T.D [Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency]: A Study of Crime and Delinquency from 1931 to 1992.”

After a period searching through Google Books, I found a most unexpected affiliation between Eve Saville and Victor Neuburg, Crowley’s ill-fated homosexual partner and disciple, and fellow phallus-worshipper with Dion Byngham. In The Magical Dilemma of Victor Neuburg, the author Jean Overton Fuller reveals, through her correspondence with Eve Saville, that Neuberg was one of the founding members of the ISTD. In a letter to Fuller, Saville writes that Neuberg “was present at the very first meeting [at Primrose Hill, near Hampstead, and] appeared as one of the original members of the Executive Committee and as Honorary Secretary at the beginning of 1931.” A list of thirty-nine Vice-Presidents for 1934 included Freud, Jung, Adler, Havelock Ellis, and H. G. Wells.

Victor Neuburg

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[1] Owen went to school at Mount House School, Tavistock, an English town written about by Arthur Conan Doyle and Neal Stephenson. I can’t find any link between the Tavistock Institute and the town, though it stands to reason they must have taken the name from somewhere.

[2] Without going into all the details, Strachey also has traceable links to Lord Boothby (whom he probably met at Oxford), Tom Wintringham and Victor Gollancz (of the 1941 Committee), Keynes and Laski (of LSE), Richard Acland, Tom Driberg, and so on.

[3] “In June 1924 the Chief Medical Officer of the Board of Education, Sir George Newman, appointed a committee to consider the problems presented by the ‘mentally defective’ child. A year later the committee was asked to include ‘adult defectives’ in its inquiry, so the report was presented, in January 1929, both to Newman and to the Chairman of the Board of Control. The chair of the committee was Arthur Henry Wood. Born in Reading in December 1870, he was educated at Cranbrook Grammar School and New College Oxford. The 1901 census describes him as an examiner for the Board of Education and he went on to become Assistant Secretary to the Board. He served as secretary for the Consultative Committee’s 1909 report Attendance, Compulsory or Otherwise, at Continuation Schools. . . . Also on the committee was the eugenicist Cyril Burt.”
http://www.educationengland.org.uk/documents/wood/index.html

[4] John Bowlby told Milton Senn in 1977: “The London Child Guidance Clinic was set up in a part of Islington called Canonbury. That clinic, I think, was founded in 1929.  It trained educational psychologists, social workers and child psychiatrists.  Each year three fellowships in child psychiatry were advertised—they were half-time fellowships for one year—and in 1936 I was successful in being appointed to one of them.  I used to spend every morning at Canonbury and a bit of the afternoon usually as well, and then I went on and did analysis later in the day.  I should say that I always had a few hundred pounds of private money—very important—which meant to say that I was not pressed for bread and butter. I was at the time also much influenced by two close friends who were academic economists, one of whom is my brother-in-law and one of whom was a very close personal friend with whom I shared a flat, and they represented a strong academic interest. . . . Both were very able people, both have gone a long way though unfortunately, one, Evan Durbin, died in a very tragic accident in 1948.  They were first-class people which was very important, really, because I was espousing a very novel and peculiar outlook as an analytically oriented child psychiatrist as we might call it. That was what I was aspiring to be. The whole field was still very controversial and needed a lot of academic justification. Well, to cut a long story short—first of all I had had a good scientific training at Cambridge, and secondly, my academic friends were very powerful debaters and any position which I took up I had to justify up to the hilt by argument and evidence.  This was an invaluable discipline I think.” (Emphasis added.) http://www.beyondthecouch.org/1207/bowlby_int.htm

[5] Hilary A. Davies, Karnac Books, 2010, p. 15. The citation about doing the work of civilization is attributed, via a website, to “Lady Lawrence” who was Chairman of the Clinic in 1934 and had written a foreword to a report.  The website states its source as The Times and makes a guess as to the identity of the Lady Lawrence in question being Lady Rosamond Lawrence, a British novelist who wrote several popular books before marrying and relocating to India. However, it’s also possible the Lady Lawrence referred to was the British Labor MP Susan Lawrence, who was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health in 1929. Lawrence had joined the Fabian Society a few years previously, and was close friends with Sydney and Beatrice Webb.

[6] FABIAN SOCIETY, 77th Annual Report , 1st JULY 1959 TO 30th JUNE I960, Saville is listed among “HONORARY SECRETARIES OF REGIONAL AND AREA COMMITTEES OF LOCAL FABIAN SOCIETIES”:

https://auticulture.com/blog/2015/12/19/lse-the-beginnings-of-psychiatric-social-work-child-care-occult-yorkshire-11/#_ftn1

https://www.archive.org/stream/fabiantract1959a60fabiuoft/fabiantract1959a60fabiuoft_djvu.txt

Paedophile Clarence Henry Howard-Osborne’s files could have ‘brought down government’/Paul Wilson/Australian VIP Ring

It appears paedophile Clarence Howard-Osborne, Australian Parliament stenographer, trafficked children to PIE members.

Howard-Osborne was a contact point for senior PIE figures and a leading pedophile called John Stamford in Amsterdam.

And the thing that was very disturbing about them was that the Brisbane kids [photographed by Osborne] were appearing in the German magazines …

then we’d find a copy of the same magazine in English … and it was almost like a tourist guide for paedophiles.

They could come to Brisbane and meet these kids.

And this was all arranged through bloody Clarry.

We discovered that the motto of the paedophile group over there was – ‘sex before eight [years old] before it’s too late’.

One of the German magazines was named Spartacus and it was the codename of an international underground paedophile network.

It was run by a bloke called John Stamford out of Amsterdam.

He originated from the UK and I think sort of got himself in a bit of strife there and went over to Amsterdam and he was running this network, and Clarry Osborne was part of that.

The names on the index cards, so dutifully recorded by Osborne, were not only those of the boys he had seduced, but adults – members of the judiciary, the legal profession, politicians, academics, and even police officers – with sexual interests in children.

ELM GUEST HOUSE

Image result for Spartacus magazine - Brochures for Elm Guest House in the UK advertised discounts for Spartacus members.

10% DISCOUNT TO SPARTACUS CLUB MEMBERS

Image result for Spartacus magazine - Brochures for Elm Guest House in the UK advertised discounts for Spartacus members.

CLARENCE HOWARD OSBORNE’s photos appeared in Spartacus magazine – Brochures for Elm Guest House in the UK advertised discounts for Spartacus members.

Spartacus was in fact published by former British Catholic priest and paedophile Stamford, who had fled the UK for Amsterdam

Stamford also ran the Spartacus Club, part of the British-registered Spartacus International.

Two secret inquiries were held by the Public Service Board in 1973 into Osborne, and as a result, the chief court reporter was moved to the Hansard bureau at Parliament House


 18.15 – Eric Kasir / Neil Kier / Carol Kasir


[CHRIS] I knew who to complain to, how the system worked. Now, when the police, because they thought, they knew that Carol Kasir’s son, Eric, was 10, was living there. They also suspected and their own words ‘that other children might be present’ they approached Richmond Services, told them about the raid. Now procedure dictates that normally you would have got, say, the local field social worker in the local office who would have come in with the police on the raid. Any children present, they would have taken, they would have taken them into care. However, on the day of the raid, the man from Kingston, err from Richmond Council, who, who was on the raid with the police was Neil Kier, the officer in charge of Grafton, who took Eric into care.

[BILL] That’s her son Eric?

[CHRIS] That’s her son Eric. So you can understand why Carol was so angry.

[BILL] So, so, she knew, she knew that all the kids were coming from this children’s home. Then what they done on the night of the raid was took her own child and put her own child in that children’s home.

[CHRIS] Not only that, but with the very guy who had been one of the people supplying the boys, so Carol knew full well what that meant.

21.20 – David Hamilton Grant / Kings & Queens parties / Monday Club / Harvey Proctor / John Stamford / Peter Glencross / John Rowe / Michael Rowe (aka Captain Paul Reinhart)

[BILL] And one thing we never touched on, also, in this video suite, there was also a regular visitor there and his name was David Hamilton Grant. David Hamilton Grant was a child pornographer.

[CHRIS] Yeah.

[BILL] He made child pornography and

[CHRIS] Distributed it.

[BILL] Distributed it

[CHRIS] Yes.

[BILL] and the possibility of snuff movies as well.

[CHRIS] Yeah, but you need to understand where this starts from, and we’re talking about ..if you’re talking about the movies that were made in the video conference facility, but you have to broaden it out and understand the Kings and Queens parties. Now most of the people who attended the Kings and Queens parties were from organisations like The Monday Club.

[BILL] And what was The Monday Club exactly?

[CHRIS] The Monday Club was a right wing Tory party club for extreme right wing views, and people like Harvey Proctor belonged to it. All those sort of people belonged to it. Now one of the people who was involved with Carole Kasir, if you go back to prior to the raid, the evidence we’ve got, and indeed still have is The Monday Club paying for adverts in Capital Gay, which was the main gay newspaper in London.

[BILL] Capital Gay.

[CHRIS] Capital Gay. For the Elm Guest House. They were also paying for adverts to be put in a magazine called Spartacus. Now Spartacus was a magazine run by a man called John Stamford, who operated out of Holland. Stamford ran a European wide vice ring involving children. He was a known paedophile. He was a known maker of very nasty child pornography.

link

Prime Ministers, Popes,Priests,Prawns and Paedophiles, an Australian story

http://12160.info/forum/topics/prime-ministers-popes-priests-prawns-and-paedophiles-an?fbclid=IwAR33_wOG1EIKuR9ljK_MXB_KEas-AAqFbUGlO-7wr4lAVWmmvysLA3Y9wq0

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

Prince Charles & David Hamilton-Grant ‘The Souvenir Video Guide to Royal London’

David Hamilton-Grant 16 CHILD PORN BRITS BOOTED OFF SUN ISLE The Sun 03-08-88

David Grant (producer)

David Grant (born 1937) sometimes billed as David Hamilton Grant was an English porn producer, and suspected child pornographer during the late 1960s and 1970s.

David Hamilton Grant was born Willis Andrew Holt in Uxbridge in 1939. He changed his name by Deed Poll on the 22 January 1982 to David Hamilton Grant.

Originally a photographer, Grant first film was Love Variations (1969) a sex education film that was based on a ‘marriage manual’ Grant had photographed/published a year earlier. Grant’s sex film empire grew in the 1970s, he opened up a number of adult cinemas, the first being ‘The Pigalle’ in 1974,[1] distributed foreign sex films through his “Oppidan” company.

ELM GUEST HOUSE; DAVID HAMILTON GRANT; DENHAM GILBART-SMITH

“In 1984 he was convicted and imprisoned for ‘possession of over 200 copies of an obscene article for publication for gain’ this was in connection with the film ‘Nightmares in a Damaged Brain’ a violent ‘video nastie’ which featured children in sex scenes.

“Upon being released from prison, David Hamilton Grant fled to Cyprus and lived there until he was deported in 1988.

“An article in The Sun around that time described Grant as a “drug dealer” who had “corrupted thousands of children”, during his time in Cyprus.

“It would seem from Mr Grant’s central position in the schematic below that it was not just the children of Cyprus that he corrupted.

“David Hamilton Grant is thought to have died as a result of a contract killing in 1991.

“The ‘family tree’ document appears to show the commercial chain involved in the trafficking and sexual exploitation of children from Richmond care homes.

“Above David Hamilton Grant we can see the ‘Care Home’ part of the chain.

http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2013/02/elm-guest-house-david-hamilton-grant.html


Pedophiles arrested
‘more powerful than the Mafia
by Mark Burdman
On Feb. 2 , in London’ s Old Bailey court, four men were convicted for running a ring of pedophiles-adults who sex­ usually use children-which had recruited at least 150 young boys , some as young as nine, for repeated sodomic abuse.
It is the biggest ring of pedophiles yet uncovered in Britain.
British newspapers Feb. 3 said it had been run as a “Mafia­
like conspiracy. ” One man arrested was too frightened to
testify, declaring that the ring was “more powerful than the
Mafia. “
According to experts on child abuse in Britain, this case is only the beginning. Interviewed on British television Feb. 3 , Dianne Core, head of the Childwatch organization, stated that “people in high places” were involved in pedophiliac activities , and that the whole matter would “explode” during the coming months.
The London Daily Telegraph’s crime  correspondent reported Feb. 3 : “Despite the convictions , po­lice believe there is still a flourishing pedophile network in Britain, with a sophistication said to resemble the Mafia. “

The most prominent figure in the ring, Colin Peters , was trained at Oxford, and was formerly a senior adviser in the British Foreign Office. Following his Foreign Office work, he prosecuted cases for the British Customs and Excise.

Investigators working on the case had interrogated at least one senior member of the House of Lords , one vicar in West London, and officials in Whitehall , “but the police did not have sufficient evidence or manpower to pursue their suspi­cions ,” the Telegraph reported.
Alan Delaney, the official head of the ring, is a cleaning company director. Delaney would procure young boys for pedophiles , by putting job advertisements in the press .
The ring would also procure boys who were members of a junior soccer team. Many of the youngsters had been at special boarding schools for educationally below-normal children.
Others were runaways , who were caught up by members of the Delaney-Peters ring, who would roam” the streets of Lon­don scouting for boys .
According to the Feb. 3 Telegraph account, the young boys were “passed around its members for sexual degradation and, when the attraction faded, abandoned to a life of pros­titution, drugs , and petty crime . . . . The boys were tempted off the unfamiliar London streets with promises of food,
accommodation, money, and a sympathetic ear. Some were plied with drugs, including cocaine, and sexually assaulted while under their influence.”
When he was brought before presiding Judge Pownall for sentencing Feb. 3, Colin Peters was told: “On your own admission, you found boys to satisfy your lust. You were prepared to encourage them to drugs or to lace their drinks­ and you have made matters worse by trying to get witnesses not to attend court. You did that to save your own skin. That was disgraceful. You of all people should have known that. “
‘A permanent conspiracy’ British deputy police superintendent John Lewis , who oversaw the investigations , is calling on Scotland Yard to create a special squad to deal with pedophile rings. Lewis declared Feb. 2 that “these people are as organized and so­phisticated as any other  criminals, and are involved in a permanent conspiracy which is renewed daily as they hunt for new boys. They need to be targeted like bank robbers. It
is important that we should not feel complacent. Positive policing should be continued.”
British police investigators were reportedly angered by the light sentence meted out to Peters , Delaney, and their two  collaborators. The four received, in total, only 34 years of sentences. Peters received only 8 years, for combined charges of conspiracy to commit buggery (sodomy), buggery and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Delaney was jailed for 1 1 years , on conspiracy to commit buggery, indecent assault, taking indecent photographs , indecency with a child, and attempted buggery. One of the four was given only 6 years.
A senior British police officer told the Daily Express Feb.
4: “It should have been more. The damage these people have
done to young lives is very severe.”
In an editorial entitled, “Is This Justice?” the Express Feb. 4 called the sentences “woefully inadequate . . . weighed against the enormity of
their crimes and the emotional and physical damage they did
to their victims , some of whom were only nine years old. “
Moncini and the Satanist track
The London case has refocused attention on another recent case, in Trieste, Italy, involving one Alessandro Mon­cini, a businessman nabbed by law enforcement in the United States and convicted in 1988 for importing child pornography (although he received a paltry one-year sentence and was released “on good behavior” after serving less than three
months in jail).
Investigators in Trieste working on the Mon­cini case have recently been to the United States, attempting to accumulate more information on what they believe to be a “most exclusive ring of international pedophiles.”

Informed sources in Britain believe that the Delaney­ Peters ring and the Moncini-linked networks are connected,

and that both are part of an international pedophile conspir­acy.

U. S. law enforcement officials have in their possession tapes of Moncini attempting to procure a young girl, for Satanic-ritual abuse purposes.

Experts on ritual abuse stress that pedophile rings , as horrifying as they are in and of them­ selves , are actually fronts for, or extensions of, hard-core Satanist cults , for whom the pedophiles provide young boys.

In Britain, however, the Home Office has repeatedly
indicated its opposition to allowing the matter of satanism to
be pursued by police and in the courts.

Should this attitude continue, it will be impossible to crack the command-struc­ture controlling powerful pedophile rings.

Investigative leads

Experts in pedophilia and Satanism report to EIR, that
that the dossiers on previously publicized cases of European­
based pedophile rings have never been fully closed, and may
now be reopened. These involve pedophile rings that were
either cracked or exposed in the 1 986-87 period. Three of
them are worth noting:
On June 1 8, 1987, the head of the Belgian national
office of UNICEF was arrested for involvement in a large­
scale child pornography and pedophilia ring. Ring leader
Jozef Verbeeck had used his influential position in UNICEF
to procure children, often from broken homes, some as young
as eight months old, for some 400 wealthy clients across
Europe. The basement of UNICEF in Brussels was used to
store pornographic pictures of children.
• In spring-summer 1987 , Dutch authorities uncovered
one of the worst cases of collective child sex abuse in record­
ed history. In a small town called Oode Pekala, during the
Easter holidays , a gang of pedophiles , dressed as clowns,
lured more than 70 children into taking part in pornographic
movies.
On Aug. 3, 1986, the Sunday Times of London “In­sight Team” exposed the activities of a secretive organization called the Spartacus Club, based near Amsterdam in Holland, which sent pedophile literature to 25 ,000 subscribers in Great Britain, and which specialized in procuring boys from the Philippines for pedophile activity. Headed by one John Stam­ford, the club was part of Spartacus International, which published homosexual literature and the Paedo Alert News, “a magazine about boy love. “


Paedophile’s 2,500 victims

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A cover-up continues to the present day.


International VIP Paedophile Networks

Members of the judiciary, the legal fraternity, there were politicians, it was the top end

in Australia and the UK …

Clarence Howard-Osborne      

According to police who saw the files, Howard-Osborne was also distributing child pornography and had links to PIE – the Paedophile Information Exchange – based in Amsterdam, and with paedophile contacts around the world.


March 18, 2016

QUEENSLAND government stenographer and paedophile Clarence Howard-Osborne gassed himself in his car in the garage of his home in Mount Gravatt, on Brisbane’s southside, in September 1979.

He had accidentally come to the attention of police, and fearing the exposure of his “life’s work” – extensive files on his boy victims – he took his own life.

On searching Howard-Osborne’s house in Eyre St, police soon discovered a monstrous cache of documents, audio recordings and photographs pertaining to more than 2500 young male victims. According to police who saw the files, Howard-Osborne was also distributing child pornography and had links to PIE – the Paedophile Information Exchange – based in Amsterdam, and with paedophile contacts around the world….

…a dark force beneath everything, weakening official inquiries into it, sending files missing, impelling alleged suicides when the truth strayed too close.

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He was a world-class stenographer and his name was Clarence Henry Howard-Osborne.

…a leading shorthand writer for the Queensland courts and later state parliament in Australia.

caught photographing boys in bushland near Mount Gravatt.

Items seized from Howard-Osborne’s home.

Osborne was taken by police to Eyre St. There, they discovered thousands of pictures of naked children, hundreds of hours of tape-recorded conversations with boys and a meticulously organised filing cabinet filled with index cards bearing the details of his victims, from their names, ages and addresses, to their physical measurements. It was later estimated that Osborne had been involved with more than 2500 under-aged males over a 20-year period.

Police took Osborne back to headquarters in the city for questioning. They also confiscated three carloads of materials – a fraction of Osborne’s sordid trove of information.

Investigators were initially bewildered by the magnitude of the case

Down at headquarters, police noted that Osborne was remarkably cooperative.

Former Juvenile Aid Bureau officer Dugald William MacMillan said the JAB was not informed of the Osborne case on the day he was brought in by CIB officers and questioned. “They [the original investigating officers] never came near us,” MacMillan recalled. “I was absolutely stunned when I heard this story.

I couldn’t understand why the CIB hadn’t followed it up and they’d let him go.

Osborne was found dead the day after he was questioned by investigators in September 1979

Incredibly, Osborne and his voluminous files were never thoroughly investigated by police. According to officers who viewed the Osborne material at the time, the names on the index cards, so dutifully recorded by Osborne, were not only those of the boys he had seduced, but adults – members of the judiciary, the legal profession, politicians, academics, and even police officers – with sexual interests in children.

One former officer said the Osborne material was enough “to bring down the [then Queensland] government overnight”.

The officer said when he suggested the Osborne case deserved a thorough investigation, despite the fact that Osborne himself was dead, he was warned off by a senior officer and told to leave the matter alone.

Premier of Queensland Australia – Joh Bjelke-Petersen with Queen Elizabeth at the opening of the Queensland Art Gallery in 1982

MacMillan added: “My understanding is the case went as high up as the premier’s  (Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s) office because of who Osborne was.”

By the early 1980s the Osborne case had been all but forgotten, and many of the diminutive stenographer’s secrets were presumed lost with him. Except a retired Queensland police officer with a conscience and a phenomenal memory, who wanted to pursue Osborne at the time – and was warned off by senior officers, and who received a death threat after he pushed the paedophile investigation too far – only to be drummed out of the force, never forgot the case.



And in breaking his silence, he would link Osborne to an international paedophile ring, and the child abuse scandal currently rocking Westminster in the UK.

During the 1970s, Osborne was a familiar face around Parliament House. Political staffers remembered his outgoing personality, and his obsession with holidaying in Thailand. And a trainee shorthand co-worker recalled Osborne’s most peculiar hobby. “He used to take and develop his own photos  of the boys he went with,” remembers the co-worker. “He would show these photographs around at work.

I saw hundreds of them. There were even pictures of babies.

Complaints over Osborne’s behaviour were lodged.

Two secret inquiries were held by the Public Service Board in 1973 into Osborne, and as a result, the chief court reporter was moved to the Hansard bureau at Parliament House

In the winter of 1980, almost a year after Osborne had gassed himself at Mount Gravatt, a Juvenile Aid Bureau detective in the city branch headed down to the storeroom to retrieve a fresh police notebook.  He could not know that that routine trip for some stationery would change his life.

 In the storeroom, he noticed dozens of boxes on the shelves marked “Osborne”. “Within those boxes were all these index cards …

I recognised names … it was quite obvious there were members of the judiciary, the legal fraternity, there were politicians, it was the top end

there were no bloody truck drivers and bricklayers amongst them,” the retired officer, who requested anonymity, said.

The following year, another young detective was transferred into the JAB. The officer developed a trust and rapport with the newcomer, and they were soon digging through the Osborne files together. “But we both realised we had to do it on the quiet, we had to sneak the stuff out,” he said.

“We found magazines. There were German issue magazines. There were American magazines.

And the thing that was very disturbing about them was that the Brisbane kids [photographed by Osborne] were appearing in the German magazines …

then we’d find a copy of the same magazine in English … and it was almost like a tourist guide for paedophiles.

They could come to Brisbane and meet these kids. And this was all arranged through bloody Clarry.

We discovered that the motto of the paedophile group over there was – ‘sex before eight [years old] before it’s too late’.

One of the German magazines was named Spartacus and it was the codename of an international underground paedophile network.

It was run by a bloke called John Stamford out of Amsterdam.

He originated from the UK and I think sort of got himself in a bit of strife there and went over to Amsterdam and he was running this network, and Clarry Osborne was part of that.

Spartacus was in fact published by former British Catholic priest and paedophile Stamford, who had fled the UK for Amsterdam in the early 1970s after being convicted of sending obscene literature through the post.

Stamford also ran the Spartacus Club, part of the British-registered Spartacus International. The company described itself as “general publishers of trade and business directories, periodicals, newspapers and journals”.

Through the 1970s Stamford also appeared regularly in the press as an advocate for gay rights, and was a leading member of what was known as the Paedophile Information Exchange PIE.

It was founded in 1974 as a pro-paedophile activist group. In addition, PIE had a “contact page”, a bulletin where members placed advertisements. They were required to quote their membership number, general location and their sexual predilections. PIE managed the replies through a private post office

As Osborne was sitting down with Wilson at UQ on the other side of the world, PIE was causing a storm in the UK.

Several members were charged with conspiring to corrupt public morals, and details of the outfit emerged during court proceedings. It was described as “sick and a force of evil”.

PIE’s contact point in Australia was Clarence Howard-Osborne 

Media coverage of PIE intensified through the late 1970s, as did the group’s attempts to push its message, which included the abolition of the age of consent. And its contact point in Australia was Osborne.

Clarry had been operating for so long that he virtually became the guru of paedophiles,” the officer said. “All of the paedophiles that we looked at were all in there [in the Osborne files], and that was only scratching the surface. They all came from Osborne’s system.”

In the end, the officer and his partner were on the brink of launching a major sting. 

The tension was just unbelievable. We took some of the Osborne files one day and we read them on a hill in Dayboro. We couldn’t get caught with it.

“It got to the point where we actually said to each other, don’t be surprised if they find one of us dead in the Brisbane River … that’s how bad it was getting.

The officer also found a bullet in the drawer of his desk at the Juvenile Aid Bureau. He took it as a death threat. In the end, his investigation petered out, having met with constant obstructions.

More than three decades later, the impact of PIE continues to play out in Britain via its Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse, announced by Home Secretary Theresa May in mid-2014 following the scandal surrounding late entertainer Jimmy Savile and his abuse of hundreds of children.

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The Independent Child Sex Abuse Inquiry was established by Home Secretary Theresa  will investigate alleged allegations of child abuse by key members of Westminister and Whitehall.

It was set up after investigations in 2012 and 2013 into the Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal revealed widespread abuse, including claims of abuse stretching back over decades by prominent media and political figures, and inadequate safeguarding by institutions and organisations responsible for child welfare.

 

Incredibly, a part of that same massive ring had taken root in Brisbane, Queensland, courtesy of Clarence Osborne.

Equally astonishing is that the extensive Osborne files were never properly investigated, despite the best efforts of a handful of honest officers. The boxes of material sat for years in the JAB storeroom under lock and key.

Their whereabouts are currently unknown.

In Osborne’s wake remain a number of serious questions.

Why did the Queensland police never look into the expansive Osborne material given that his notorious activities were known to some officers prior to his suicide in 1979?

How did the Osborne material, given its global reach, manage to evade the serious scrutiny of various subsequent inquiries, including the Fitzgerald and Kimmins inquiries?

And why hasn’t Australia’s current Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse not examined historic links with government and institutions such as the police?

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Elm guest house scandal: Coded advert that gave signal to perverts

The written message 10% Discount to Spartacus Club Members is understood to have alerted abusers that young boys were available for sex.

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Why did Leon Brittan refuse to ban PIE?


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Joh Bjelke-Petersen with Queen Elizabeth at the opening of the Queensland Art Gallery in 1982.

Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, … premier of a” notoriously corrupt government” in Queensland.

In 1984 Bjelke-Petersen was created a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) for “services to parliamentary democracy”
“I don’t believe there can be any doubt what his biggest legacy is – he was the long-term leader of a Government which engaged in rampant nepotism and used a corrupt and sometimes brutal police force for their own political ends…. the kickbacks for illegal brothels...
it was the intimidation and harassment in so many individual people’s daily lives that was the worst aspect of the police force of the time.
Political activists were continually having their houses raided and searched (with the constant fear that drugs might be planted), cars were followed and often stopped and occupants questioned or searched for no particular reason.”


Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Fountain celebrations at the Queensland Art Gallery site, 11 March 1977 

In 1984
BjelkePetersen was knighted by the Queen in 1984.
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Also in 1984

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Leon Brittan and the 1984 “Cabinet Minister Scandal”

The ‘Cabinet Minister scandal’ ran for exactly one week at the height of the Miners Strike, 21st June-28th June 1984.

It started with a denial in The Times, and ended with libel threats and an MP being gagged by the Speaker of the House of Commons. It was never mentioned again in British newspapers.

If the Thatcher government believed the ‘MI5 smear’ story, then why wasn’t there an inquiry into MI5’s alleged role in the scandal?

The way the Thatcher government dealt with the scandal was similar to the way the Elm Guest House scandal was suppressed in August 1982. That story made the headlines for 10 days before the Attorney General joined forces with Elm Guest House’s lawyers to threaten libel action against any newspapers that dared to print further allegations.

Elm Guest House: The History of a Cover-Up

Clockmaker Keith Harding played vital role in Britain’s biggest child sex ring

MUSIC box collector and clock maker Keith Harding, whose staff restored antiques for royalty, played a vital role in Britain’s biggest child sex ring.

The pervert met regularly with MPs Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith at his world-renowned workshop. 

The former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe would also drop by along with key members of the vile Paedophile Information Exchange Steven Adrian Smith and Tom O’Carroll.

A PIE list seized in 1984 records Harding, who died from cancer last year aged 82, as member 329 and his address as Hornsey Road, Holloway, north London.

He is understood to have kept hidden a list of more than 1,000 PIE members with prominent names including top politicians from the Thatcher era.

One of his staff, who worked for him between 1980 and 1987, said: “Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith were both regular visitors to the shop.

Usually they would come in via the side door, other times they would ring the bell at the front entrance and come in. 

“They’d straight away ask for Keith who would be coming down the stairs. 

“Then they would then either go up to his office for a private meeting or they’d go out for several hours.” 

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Top Tory Leon Brittan ‘photographed entering underage sex den during police investigation’

The former MP for Cleveland and Whitby is said to have been snapped by officers on a 1986 surveillance operation focusing on rent boy orgies

Our sources say it is unclear what happened to the photographs or why the raid was called off.

A friend of the officer on the investigation said: “The rent boys would be driven to flats or garages where large groups of men were waiting.

“These included Brittan and Smith. Pictures were taken as men entered or left buildings where the abuse was taking place.”

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More on Clarence Henry Osborne:

He was a leading shorthand writer for the Queensland courts and later state parliament- a world-class stenographer and his name was Clarence Henry Howard-Osborne.

A book on Osborne, The Man They Called a Monster, was written by criminologist and academic Dr Paul Wilson

Wilson also wrote about a British pedophile outfit called the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE).

At the time of writing his book, several members of PIE were being prosecuted for various crimes throughout Britain and Europe. Wilson speculated that the charges against PIE were not because crimes had been committed, but because “the very existence of such an organisation … offended both the government’s and the police’s sense of morality”.

In the mid to late 1980s, years after the publication of The Man They Called a Monster, PIE was exposed in the world press as part of a massive international pedophile ring, its tentacles reaching into Westminster.

And Clarence Howard-Osborne, was part of that network.

According to a retired Queensland police officer who viewed Howard-Osborne’s files in the early 1980s, there was evidence that Howard-Osborne was a contact point for senior PIE figures and a leading pedophile called John Stamford in Amsterdam.

Also in the files were innumerable references to a pedophiles involved in local rings.

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Paedophilia is a ‘hobby’: Queensland academic advocated to have no age of consent laws

November 26, 2016

A Queensland criminologist and convicted paedophile once advocated to scrap the age of consent laws for children because he believed they “should have the right to conduct their sexual lives like adults do”.

In the book, Wilson suggested that paedophilia was a “hobby” and claimed abusers went to “great lengths to look after the child” they were preying upon.

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Criminologist Paul Wilson in 1996.

By the early 1970s, Wilson was an established commentator and civil libertarian, known too for his sandy hair and his red sports car. He was part of an academic experiment to test if transcendental meditation might have a favourable impact on crime rates. The experiments were to be conducted, of all places, in the tough mining town of Mount Isa in far northwestern Queensland.

Wilson in the early 1990s at the Queensland University of Technology.

It was in the mid-1970s – not long after the offences occurred at Indooroopilly – that Wilson claimed he had a peculiar encounter in his office at the University of Queensland. By his own account, Paul Wilson was paid a visit by a top government shorthand expert, Clarence Howard-Osborne.

Howard-Osborne, in his late 50s, had brought with him documents and a manuscript about his life and philosophies.

Wilson would learn that Howard-Osborne had had relationships with more than 2500 boys over a 20-year period and had carefully documented these encounters.

Howard-Osborne had a filing cabinet filled with index cards detailing the boys’ physical attributes, as well as thousands of photographs of naked children he’d taken himself, and more than 8km of secret recordings.

“Howard- Osborne said that he had come to see me because of my reputation as a civil libertarian and because he was sure I would respect his rights to privacy,” Wilson later wrote.

Howard-Osborne claimed he was afraid he was about to be arrested.

A pornographic film of men having sex that he had bought by mail order from Denmark had been seized by Australian Customs.

His primary worry, however, was that police might confiscate his “research” – the unprecedented and lurid documentation of his sexual activities with children that he had amassed over the years.

Wilson claimed he met Howard-Osborne over the next few months.

By the time of their meetings, some senior police and members of the legal fraternity were fully aware of Howard-Osborne’s behaviour. Some had known for years.

In late 1979, Howard-Osborne had by chance come to the attention of police.

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In November 2012, Wilson was accused of sex abuse alleged to have happened in the early 1970s. He is fighting the charge.

On 16 May 2014, Wilson was committed to stand trial on six charges of indecent treatment of girls under the age of 17. Wilson pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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High-profile criminologist denies having a full frontal photo taken with a CAT covering his genitals as he faces court charged with four counts of sexually abusing a young girl

Criminologist Paul Wilson leaves court in Brisbane where he faces four counts of indecent treatment of a girl under the age of 12 in the mid-1970s

  • Leading criminologist Paul Wilson on trial over four counts of molestation
  • Paul Wilson is accused of molesting a child under 12 (from age 8-11) in the 1970s
  • The jury heard the retired criminologist played sexualised hide-and-seek 
  • He said he has no memory of a photo with a cat covering his genitals
  • Mr Wilson said he has a hazy memory of taking a nude photograph 

A retired Queensland criminologist accused of molesting a young girl in the 1970s has begun giving evidence at his trial.

Paul Richard Wilson, 74, is fighting four charges of indecently dealing with a child under 12, between March 1973 and November 1976, in Brisbane’s District Court.

The jury has heard allegations he played sexualised hide-and-seek and kept a full-length naked poster of himself in his wardrobe that he showed to his alleged victim.

The Man They Called a Monster, by criminologist and academic Dr Paul Wilson

Professor Paul Wilson

Fulbright Scholar, Wilson would held distinguished academic posts – in the early 2000s he was Dean of Humanities at Bond University on the Gold Coast, as well as that institution’s Chair of Criminology – and Paul Wilson was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Australia Day Honours of 26 January 2003.

Prof Paul Wilson OAM is an Australian author, sociologist and criminologist. He currently holds the Chair of Criminology at Bond University. Prior to this he held academic appointments at the University of Queensland and several American Universities. He also was a Fulbright Scholar. He has authored 24 books on crime and related social issues. He is an occasional columnist for several Australian newspapers. In 2003 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for ‘services to education, particularly as a writer and lecturer in the field of criminology and to the community through raising public awareness of social justice issues’.

Paul Richard Wilson (born 1941) PhD, OAM is an Australian author, sociologist and criminologist.

He currently holds the Chair of Criminology at Bond University. Prior to this he held academic appointments at the University of Queensland and several American Universities. He also was a Fulbright Scholar.

He has authored 24 books on crime and related social issues, He is an occasional columnist for several Australian newspapers. In 2003 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for ‘services to education, particularly as a writer and lecturer in the field of criminology and to the community through raising public awareness of social justice issues’.

Bibliography

* The Police and the Public in Australia and New Zealand (with D. Chappell), University of Queensland Press, Brisbane (1969)
* The Sexual Dilemma: Abortion, Homosexuality, Prostitution and the Criminal ThresholdUniversity of Queensland Press, Brisbane (1971)
* The Policeman’s Position Today and Tomorrow: An Examination of the Police Force (with J. Western), University of Queensland Press, Brisbane (1972)
* The Australian Criminal Justice System (with D. Chappell), Butterworths, Sydney (1972)
* Australian Social Issues: Perspectives for Social Action, Butterworths, Sydney (1972)
* Immigrants and Politics, Australian National University Press, Canberra (1973)
* Crime and the Community (with J. Brown,) University of Queensland Press, Brisbane (1973)
* Deviance in Australia (with A. Hiller), Cheshire, Melbourne (1975)
* The Helping Professions: A Critical Appraisal (with A. Pemberton and P. Boreham), University of Queensland Press, Brisbane (1976)
* Public Housing for Australia, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane (1976)
* Delinquency in Australia: A Critical Appraisal, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane (1977)
* Of Public Concern, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane (1977)
* The Australian Criminal Justice System (with D. Chappell), revised, Butterworths, Sydney, (1977)
* Planning for Turbulent Environments (with J. Western), University of Queensland Press, Brisbane (1977)
* The Other Side of Rape, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane (1978) ISBN 0 7022 1167 2
* Mental Disorder or Madness (with E. Bates), University of Queensland Press, Brisbane (1979)
* The Two Faces of Deviance (with J. Braithwaite), University of Queensland Press, Brisbane (1979)
* Intimacy , Cassell Collier-Macmillan, Sydney (1979)
* The Man They Called a Monster, Cassell, Sydney (1981)
* Black Death, White Hands, Allen and Unwin, Sydney 1982 (revised editions 1985, 1988).
* Murder of the Innocents: Child Killers and Their Victims, Rigby, Adelaide (1985)
* Street Kids (with J. Arnold), Dove, Melbourn (1986)

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  February 18th 2016   Hung jury in the case of high profile criminologist Paul Wilson

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Professor Paul Wilson OAM is a Research Fellow and Honorary Professor in Criminolgy and Forensic Psychology at Bond University. He has worked in Canadian and American Universites and research institutes, was Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at two Australian Universities and also Director of Research at the Australian Institute of Criminology. He has co-authored or authored thirty books and hundreds of articles or reports mainly in the areas of miscarriages of justice, violence and violence prevention and most recently, mass crimes of atrocity. He is a practicng forensic psychologist and in August, 2011, will be givng a keynote address to the Australian Psycholgical Society National Conference on Miscarriages of Justice and the role of the forensic psychologist

Experience

  • 1993–2011
    Professor and Chair of Criminology, Bond University
  • 1991–1993
    Dean and Professor of Social Science, QUT

Education

  • 1971
    University Of Queensland, Sociology

Honours

Order of Australia Medal

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Paul Wilson & his wife Robyn Lincoln

Queensland criminologist Paul Wilson found guilty on child sex charges

Nov 23 2016

High-profile Queensland criminologist Paul Wilson has been found guilty on four child sex charges dating back to the 1970s.

The 75-year-old was convicted on four counts of indecent treatment of a child under the age of 12.

Luminaries provided him with character references – 16 in all.

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Revealed: Paedophile criminologist Paul Wilson wanted age of consent scrapped and defended child abusers saying they ‘look after’ their victims

  • Paul Wilson convicted of playing blindfolded sex games with a young girl 
  • The abuse took place in his Brisbane home between 1973 and 1976
  • In 1981 Wilson published a book defending paedophiles and child abuse 
  • Argued against an age of consent and said children ‘should have the right to conduct their sexual lives like adults do’
  • Called child abuse a ‘hobby’ and said abusers ‘look after’ their victims 

He was once one of the country’s most well-regarded criminologists – but following his conviction this week Paul Wilson will now go down in history as a child abuser.

While his guilty verdict shocked many in court on Wednesday, it has emerged that Wilson has a sordid history of defending paedophiles and promoting ‘man-boy love’.

In 1981, Wilson published a book defending the activities of a follow paedophile as merely a ‘hobby’, suggesting that abusers ‘go to great lengths to look after the child’ they attack, and arguing that the age of consent should be abolished.

The book was called The Man They Called a Monster and was based on the life of Clarence Howard-Osborne, a government official and serial child abuser.

Over the course of two decades Howard-Osborne preyed on young boys, photographing and filming the encounters as well as keeping a detailed filing cabinet full of ‘data’ he collected.

He wrote: ‘Clarence Osborne and his fellow paedophiles are just part of a long tradition of folk devils created by a vengeful society and a sensationalist press.’

In his view, there was nothing wrong with having sex with children, provided no ‘violence, force, fraud or pressure’ was used.

In a section dealing with the ‘rights’ of children, he added: ‘It is only logical that children should have the right to conduct their sexual lives with no more restrictions than adults do.’

In the same section he argued for the abolition of any age of consent, and ‘all legislation relating to the age of consent in the field of sexuality specifically.’

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Journalists Chris Masters and Phil Dickie with Paul Wilson and former premier Peter Beattie.
Paul Wilson awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for his contribution to education.
He was sentenced to six months in prison.
Judge Julie Dick sentenced Wilson to 18 months imprisonment suspended after six months. Dick said the offending was persistent, brazen and involved the corruption of a child “of tender years”.

Bond Uni has been in the news recently with criminologist lecturer Professor Paul Wilson facing court on child abuse charges. Former student Fiona Barnett says the rot at the University goes deep.

Trapped inside Australia’s vast child abuse network (Part 2)

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Bravehearts Child Abuse Agency tries to erase their relations with Convicted Pedophile Bond University lecturer Paul Wilson

November 26, 2016

On Wednesday 23 November 2016, my former Bond University forensic psychology lecturer Professor Paul Wilson, was convicted of 4 counts of child sexual abuse.  The following day, he was sentenced to 18 months prison.  I have it on good authority that such a long line of female victims are waiting to testify against Wilson regarding their own historical child abuse experiences, Wilson should spend the rest of his life in prison – or court.

The media refer to Wilson as a ‘now-retired’ academic, psychologist and criminologist.  This is misleading, since Wilson was head of Criminology at Bond University right up until police started investigating him.  People like Wilson simply don’t retire from academia.  Some of my Bond University lecturers are much older than Wilson who was Dean of Humanities at Bond for 10 years.

I got to know Paul Wilson while taking a forensic psychology class he shared with Katarina Fritzon in 2006.  That same year, I assisted Fritzon and Wilson with their textbook, ‘Forensic psychology and criminology: an Australasian perspective’ and was mentioned in that book.  At that time, I knew nothing about Paul Wilson’s pro-pedophilia articles and books, and blindly trusted that Bond University was an ethical institution.  As it turns out, Paul Wilson is not an exception, and Bond University is a pedophile haven.

Wilson is part of a Queensland based VIP child abuse network.  Back in the early 1980’s, when lecturing at the University of Queensland, Wilson organised a pro-pedophilia conference to be held at UQ until public outcry forced the university to cancel the event.  Also while a UQ lecturer, Wilson ‘accidentally’ showed a class of psychology students the end of a kiddie porn snuff film.  One student in that class was the daughter of a Queensland police commissioner; other student witnesses are now practising psychologists.

Until now, Paul Wilson has evaded arrest and conviction due to his VIP pedophile network connections which included Queensland Police Commissioner Terry Lewis who had a dirt file on Wilson which  featured in the Kimmin’s Report and found its way into the Fitzgerald Inquiry.  The existence of the snuff film that Wilson did indeed show at UQ was whitewashed by the Fitzgerald Inquiry.

This pedophile did not only commit numerous crimes against children, but he also brazenly promoted pro-pedophilia doctrine and anti-victim thinking within academia and the Australian media that he regularly addressed.

I personally experienced the pro-pedophilia / anti-victim stance taken by Paul Wilson and the other Bond University criminology, law and forensic psychology lecturers.  In fact, I was victimised, placed under excessive scrutiny, and finally subjected to a false and vexatious notification by Bond University staff to the psychology registration board because I adhered to mandatory reporting legislation and took a pro-victim / anti-pedophile stance in my classes.

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Every connection with Paul Wilson must now be questioned.  This includes the fact that Paul Wilson’s wife Robyn Lincoln, who also lectures in criminology at Bond University, sat on Braveheart’s advisory board.

Robyn Lincoln resigned her position on the Bravehearts executive committee immediately following the arrest of her husband Paul Wilson in late 2012.  Bravehearts subsequently tried to erase record of their relationship with pedophile Paul Wilson’s wife, including in 2013 revising the Two Strikes article and replacing Robyn Lincoln’s name with Hetty Johnston’s.  This is fraudulent.

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Bravehearts should be open and transparent about their relationship with the woman who supported her pedophile husband throughout his multiple trials.

Since addressing the national press in Sydney a year ago, I have been inundated with contact and information from hundreds of victims of child abuse and VIP child sex trafficking rings around the globe.  I have been entrusted with names, times, places, and connections.  I now have a unique and thorough understanding of the nature of child sex trafficking and networks.  I know which police, judges, lawyers, universities, government agencies, politicians and child abuse support agencies are engaged in child sex trafficking and its cover-up.

Bravehearts is a fake advocacy agency funded by the government to gather information and silence victims of child trafficking.  Hence their close relationship with Bond University and their pedophile protector lecturers.

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After Paul Wilson was charged, Terry Goldsworthy replaced Wilson as Bond University’s head of Criminology, and he replaced Robyn Lincoln on Bravehearts’ advisory board.

I was targeted by Bond University after adhering to mandatory reporting laws in the Bond University psychology clinic.  I reported fresh allegations of child abuse by a Miami (Gold Coast) DOCS foster parent against a 10 yo child. In response, Bond University psychology lecturers made a false & vexatious notification to the Psychology Board about me.  Terry Goldsworthy – whom I have never met – removed my age at the time of my child abuse and reported me to police & AHPRA as an adult perpetrator instead of a child victim of my childhood abuse.  In support of this false & vexatious notification, Goldsworthy used his position as a Bond University lecturer & a Gold Coast police officer. Goldsworthy exchanged emails with authorities that referred to me as a criminal ‘suspect’.

Goldsworthy called my child abuse experience “outlandish claims.”

Terry Goldsworthy’s research interests include the role of the Nazi Waffen SS… His first book Valhallah’s Warriors examined the genocidal actions of the German SS in Russia during WW2.

Is Terry Goldsworthy who labels a child abuse victim’s testimony ‘outlandish’ the sort of person suited to being on a child abuse organisation’s advisory board?

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Too many of these exist – they need exposing and closing


Pedophilia Network Exposed in Australia — It Starts at the TOP, Just Like in the USA and UK

A woman has claimed that she was sold for sex by a “VIP pedophile ring” which allegedly included a former Prime Minister of Australia. Fiona Barnett, 45, claimed to media in Sydney that she was trafficked to “pedophile parties” at Parliament House in Canberra aged five, according to the News.com.au site.

She claimed she was abused by an ‘elite’ ring which she says included high-ranking politicians, police and members of the judiciary.

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 back to Joh Bjelke-Petersen…illegal brothels, ugly sex

...the truth about his administration began to emerge from an inquiry into police corruption.

In late 1986 two journalists independently began investigating the extent of police and political corruption in Queensland and its links to the National Party state government.

Dickie’s reports, alleging the apparent immunity from prosecution enjoyed by a group of illegal brothel operators, began appearing in early 1987

This was too much even for a tame Bjelke-Petersen cabinet. After trying to block the inquiry and dismissing five ministers, he was forced to resign in December 1987.

The inquiry went on to expose crime, corruption and cronyism extending far beyond the police.

On September 23, 1991, he went on trial for corruption and perjury. However, a hung jury ended the trial, and Bjelke-Petersen went free.
It was later discovered that the jury foreman was a member of Bjelke-Petersen’s National Party and had assisted in raising funds for his legal expenses.

Four cabinet ministers were eventually jailed; a fifth died while awaiting trial. The police commissioner, Sir Terence Lewis, got 14 years. The voters threw out the Nationals in favour of Labour, and Sir Joh became the 213th person to be charged

later years…he had become a tourist attraction in his old brick family farmhouse, with its pictures of the Queen and Sir Joh together.

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Despite their estrangement, former Queensland police commissioner Terry Lewis and his biographer Matthew Condon have one thing in common: their love for little fish. It’s the meanings behind the metaphor that differ. For Lewis, little fish were the small bribes before “The Joke”, as it was colloquially known, became big business. For Condon, author of the true-crime trilogy Three Crooked Kings, Jacks and Jokers and All Fall Down, they are titbits of new information he regularly receives about old corruption scandals.

Lewis, 88, will die protesting his innocence, but he was self-accused. His obsessive diarising secured his conviction on charges of corruption, the entries partly corroborating the evidence of Jack “The Bagman” Herbert. Recording his memoir was his biggest mistake. His second biggest was engaging Condon in the belief it would clear his name.

Condon instead provided an insight into the Lewis persona, particularly his fascination with power, status and indispensability. His influence has waned but his malice has not. As Condon describes in this book, Lewis, even before he terminated their collaboration, used intimidation to try to manipulate his biographer.

Unlike Condon’s trilogy, Little Fish are Sweet features Lewis as a peripheral character. Condon returns to the era of Frank Bischof, who was commissioner between 1958 and 1969, sponsor of the young Lewis, and patron, along with many corrupt detectives, of the notorious National Hotel.

The place to go for after-hours drinking and illegal prostitution, the National was the subject of a royal commission in 1963-64, chaired by Queensland judge Harry Gibbs, who was later chief justice of the High Court.

A quarter of a century later, another royal commissioner, Tony Fitzgerald, examined Gibbs’s finding that there was “no acceptable evidence that any member of the Police Force was guilty of misconduct or violation of duty in relation to the policing of the hotel”.

Fitzgerald was sympathetic towards Gibbs, stating that “nothing in the terms of reference or structures of the Royal Commission … would have alerted it to the possibility that it confronted an orchestrated ‘cover-up’ based on, and supported by, institutionalised police attitudes and practices”.

Condon, in contrast, argues that Gibbs’s findings amounted to a spectacular failure. He cites a former legal intern who worked for the solicitor-general’s office at the time. Not only did Bischof influence the draft terms of reference, alleges the intern, but Gibbs “was aware he was not getting the full story”. Gibbs effectively had three choices. He could have requested the government expand his terms of reference or he could have resigned. He instead continued with the inquiry, thus compromising himself and emboldening a new generation of corrupt police. What should have been Bischof’s Watergate moment was instead a whitewash.

Establishing who these police protected remains Condon’s interest. There’s no question they included the operators of illegal brothels and casinos, but Condon muses as to whether the network shielded even more insidious criminality. He cites the case of Brisbane man Clarence Howard-Osborne, 61, who took his life in 1979. Described by Condon as one of the “worst serial pedophiles”, Howard-Osborne, by the time of this death, had been involved with more than 2500 under-age males, photographing them naked and meticulously recording their personal details and physical measurements.

Howard-Osborne appeared not to have acted alone. A former Juvenile Aid bureau officer who viewed the seized material discovered names of alleged co-conspirators including judges, lawyers, politicians, academics and police, and links to overseas pedophiles. What should have been a major criminal investigation was terminated during Lewis’s reign, with threats to the officer and his premature retirement on medical grounds.

Having looked far back into the 1950s and beyond, Condon believes a network of teachers and counsellors across various Brisbane schools put Howard-Osborne in contact with his victims. From a purely evidentiary point of view, more research is needed to validate that belief, but it’s not unreasonable speculation. Whatever the case, Condon’s research into several other high-profile Queensland pedophiles of that period reveals the effectiveness of universities and elite schools as their shield and haven.

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Joh Bjelke-Petersen conspired to appoint corrupt Terry Lewis as Queensland police commissioner

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David Moore (right) with then Police Commissioner Terry Lewis (left) TV puppet Aggro and TV presenter Fiona MacDonald in the 1980s.

Ex-TV cop “Officer Dave” Moore committed for trial on child porn charge

FORMER national children’s television police identity “Officer Dave” Moore has been committed to stand trial in Brisbane for possessing child pornography.

http://www.news.com.au/national/ex-tv-cop-officer-dave-moore-committed-for-trial-on-child-porn-charge/story-e6frfkp9-1225825843357

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The hidden hand of her majesty

February 10, 2007

The misconception the monarch has a hands-off role in Australia has been exposed

…publication of a book that sheds fresh light on the notion that Queen Elizabeth II might not only be Queen of the United Kingdom and Queen of Australia, but Queen of NSW and, for that matter, Queen of Queensland.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/the-hidden-hand-of-her-majesty/2007/02/09/1170524304007.html?page=fullpage

 

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Further evidence of Queen’s involvement in the 1975 dismissal uncovered

‘Volcanic’: Evidence of Queen’s involvement in the 1975 dismissal uncovered

Representatives of the British government flew to Australia in the lead-up to the 1975 dismissal of the Whitlam government to meet with the then governor-general, casting further doubt on the accepted narrative that London officials did not play an active role in Australia’s most significant constitutional crisis.

Historian Jenny Hocking discovered files in the British archives showing Sir Michael Palliser, the newly appointed permanent under-secretary of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, arrived in Canberra a month before the dismissal and held a joint meeting with Sir John Kerr and the British High Commissioner, Sir Morrice James, just as the Senate was blocking supply.

The Queen talks with the governor-general, Sir John Kerr, in 1977.The Queen talks with the governor-general, Sir John Kerr, in 1977

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The British-American coup that ended Australian independence

In 1975 prime minister Gough Whitlam dared to try to assert his country’s autonomy. The CIA and MI6 made sure he paid the price

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/23/gough-whitlam-1975-coup-ended-australian-independence

The return of Joh Bjelke-Petersen – premier who made the Queen sovereign of Queensland 

9 July 2012

Some of the decisions by the new Queensland LNP Government have a striking resonance with those of long-time Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen

The Newman State Government is showing its monarchist colours with Queensland set to become the first state in Australia to restore the title of Queen’s Counsel.

After nearly two decades of Senior Counsel, the state’s top barristers are expected to soon resume the old title, QC. The title QC dates back to the late 16th century, when Sir Francis Bacon was appointed the first Queen’s Counsel.

When Queensland decided to dump the title in 1994, it was riding the wave of modernism that was sweeping though many Commonwealth and former Commonwealth countries. It was replaced in many places with various permutations of Senior or State Counsel, with no apparent loss of efficiency or purpose. The Bar Council of the Queensland Bar Association has confirmed to the Attorney-General’s office its in-principle support for the proposal to recommence the appointment of QCs, and the matter is expected to go before Cabinet soon. Queensland Bar Association president Roger Traves SC, acknowledged in a letter to members that some might view the move as pro-monarchist.


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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will take evidence at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre on July 14, 2015 in London, England. The inquiry will ‘investigate whether public bodies and other non-state institutions have taken seriously their duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse in England and Wales’.


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Former student who was ‘oiled up, photographed and sexually abused’ before being caned for ‘telling lies’ says school tried naming building after headmaster who oversaw paedophiles

  • John, who is in his 60s, said his housemaster Harry Wippell assaulted him 
  • He claims then principal Harry Roberts caned him for ‘telling lies’


Principal Harry Roberts oversaw four convicted paedophiles at Churchie after he was hired in 1947.

Housemaster Harry Wippell

John said he was soon introduced to Wippell’s friend, government stenographer Clarence Henry Howard-Osborne, who allegedly photographed him after making him take off his clothes and covering him in oil.

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Elm Guest House – CHE

In 1975, a Conservative Group for Homosexual Equality (CHE) was formed by party members, led by Peter Walter Campbell, a Professor of Politics at Reading University.

Campbell belonged to the Monday Club, a sub-group of ultra-libertarian Conservatives who believe in privatising everything from the prisons to the police. He was a member of the Albany Society which had campaigned for homosexuality to be legalised in 1967, and the very left-wing dominated Campaign for Homosexual Equality. They might have regarded him as an oddity, but he was like many of them in one striking way – he was a paedophile.

The name “Peter Campbell  – Monday Club” is found on this list of clients of the Elm Guesthouse, a boy-brothel. 

The place was closed down in 1988 but before she died, Mrs Kasir gave a list of regular clients to a former child protection officer, Mary Moss, who was investigating allegations made by victims. It was stunning, full of famous names from the world of show-business, M15 and politics. It included numerous MPs, and “Peter Campbell  – Monday Club”.

It could not refer to anyone else. Other Monday Club members on the list were Conservative MPs Charles Irving, Peter Bottomley and Harvey Proctor.
Not only did Peter Campbell use the boy-brothel, but he advertised it in the newsletter of the Conservative Group for Homosexual Equality, which he edited.

The advertisement mentioned that Elm gave a discount to members  of the “Spartacus club”  – an infamous pederast network that fixed up paedophiles with victims to molest while on trips abroad.
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Researchers for NAPAC (the National Association of People Abused in Childhood)  have tracked down a letter Campbell wrote in 1982, at the time of this advertisement, with a handwritten note on it from Peter Campbell to John Rowe, another frequenter of the Elm Guesthouse, saying “I have now inserted the entry about the hotel but can’t find the text about the Dutch adventure   – could you please let me have another copy? – Pete”. The Netherlands was the nearest and most popular destination for the boy-molesting holidays organised by Spartacus Club.  
Campbell could hop on the train at Reading and be in Paddington in forty-five minutes. From there he could take the Central Line Tube or more likely, on his professorial salary, he could afford to take a taxi to Barnes in Richmond. There he would select whatever bewildered, depressed young boy took his fancy, take him to a bedroom or even into the sauna, perform obscene acts on him, check him back in, and then have a drink in the bar before going on to meet friends at the House of Commons, or home to Reading. He was probably a member of the Spartacus club himself, and despite all of that he went on teaching in a British university. This molester of children was paid to teach teenagers aged from 18 upwards.

  Under the leadership of John Major, the CGHE increased in size and strength and by 2010 it had quite simply taken over the party.

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Peter Campbell‘s fellow Monday Club members:

ASSOCIATES –  JOHN PINNIGER, SIR CHARLES IRVING, DEREK  LAUD, HARVEY PROCTOR…

John Pinniger, Lambeth Councillor at the same time as John Bercow and a fellow member of The Monday Club


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Other Monday Club members – John Remfrey  Pinniger (far left) was a leading activist and political adviser in the right-wing Conservative Monday Club during the early 1980s

Three of the Young Members’ Group at a Club Conference at Chilham Castle, 1980: John R. Pinniger (YMG Chairman), Richard Turnbull, & Gregory Lauder-Frost.

John R Pinniger  –  former Conservative councillor for  Lambeth 1990

He was also a leading activist and political adviser in the right-wing Conservative Monday Club

Pinniger worked closely with the Conservative Member of Parliament Harvey Proctor, who was then Chairman of the Monday Club’s Immigration & Repatriation Committee.

He co-authored papers with Proctor including:

”Immigration, Repatriation, & the Commission for Racial Equality”, by Keith_Harvey_Proctor, M.P., John R. Pinniger, M.A., with a foreword by Sir Ronald Bell, Q.C., M.P., published by the Monday Club, 1981, (P/B).

Pinniger was a director, along with Derek Laud of

LUDGATE LAUD LIMITED

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/904390291/MR-JOHN-REMFREY-PINNIGER/companies

John Pinniger was a “research assistant” to Harvey Proctor MP and to Sir Charles Irving MP and Pinniger worked at Harrod’s menswear shop in between his parliamentary duties.

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 Pinniger also worked for Charles Irving who offered steady ‘stream of advice’ to CHE

Peter Tatchell was a leading member of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) but never knew or met any GLF members that were paedophiles like John David Stamford ?

On 27 August 1971, I arrived in Britain from Australia. The next day, I saw a lampost sticker near Oxford Circus advertising the Gay Liberation Front. My immediate reaction was a feeling of exhilaration. Four days later, I was at my first GLF meeting. Within a month, I was helping to organise many of GLF’s bold, irreverent zaps.

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May/June: CHE takes part in two episodes of Jimmy Saville’s Speakeasy, the first with GLF and the second on its own. This is the largest audience CHE has achieved to date, and the phones at the London Office, staffed by volunteers, don’t stop ringing afterwards for twelve hours, despite having two extra lines put in for the occasion.

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From Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner

If you want to understand how we won LGBTI law reform in the UK, read this history of the pioneering Campaign for Homosexual Equality – and remember with pride the CHE campaigners who trailblazed the equal rights we now enjoy.

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Harriet Harman, PIE , etc …..

February 25, 2014

Is this the current CHE membership leaflet with photo of Nettie Pollard & Peter Tatchell from 2011?

“Pollard gave a constant stream of support to paedophiles and promoted their views.”

Photo below: Nettie Pollard (EC Member) with Peter Tatchell at the 2011 Annual Conference:

Nettie Pollard was member number 70 of the Paedophile Information Exchange.

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Pensioner backed Paedophile Information Exchange and may hold key to links with left wing groups

Nettie Pollard was a key figure in the London left – a Sunday People investigation reveals her to be a chief apologist for some of PIE’s most chilling demands

Even those who have lived beside her for years have little idea about her life – none of her neighbours has ever been invited inside the home she has lived in alone for almost 30 years.

But 69-year-old Nettie Pollard may hold the key to how the Paedophile Information Exchange infiltrated left wing groups in the 1970s.

She was a key figure in the London left, working for the National Council for Civil Liberties for two decades.

But a Sunday People investigation reveals Pollard to be chief apologist for some of PIE’s most chilling demands.

Our investigation found that throughout her career Pollard gave a constant stream of support to paedophiles and promoted their views. She also:

  • Supported PIE’s call to scrap the age of consent.
  • Argued against the introduction of a bill to protect children.
  • Sat on committees with known ­paedophiles and PIE members.
  • Wrote a twisted essay defending sex between adults and children.

It emerged MP Harriet Harman, ­husband Jack Dromey and former Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt had been involved with the NCCL when PIE was affiliated to it.

Mrs Harman has subsequently moved to distance herself from Pollard and paedophiles, with a spokesman stating they “did not influence any of the work she did there”.

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However one source involved with the London left in the 70s claims – ­embarrassingly for Mrs Harman – that she and Pollard did work together on occasions within the NCCL .

The source said: “Nettie was a big presence in the movement back in the 1970s and couldn’t be ignored by anyone wanting to get on in the NCCL.”

Our investigation first places Pollard in 1975 working as the Gay and Lesbian Officer for the NCCL.

And that brought her into close ­contact with the infamous PIE – the child sex group which campaigned to have the age of consent lowered or scrapped.

As well as her role at the NCCL, Pollard was and remains a significant member of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality – a group that defended PIE’s rights at their 1983 conference.

But even after PIE was disbanded in 1984, Pollard made no secret of her ­sympathy for the organisation’s aims.

In 1993 she contributed a ­defence of the ­sexualisation of youngsters to a book called Bad Girls and Dirty Pictures.

Entitled The Small Matter of Children, Pollard’s essay draws on work by knownpaedophiles such as former PIE vice-chair Warren Middleton to build its case.

Pollard argues child sex should be legal if the act is “consensual”.

It also uses language like “willing partners” to describe sex between adults and children.

But by far the most disturbing section is Pollard’s attempt to justify the sexualisation of children.

She writes: “Far from being ‘innocent’ and becoming sexual at puberty, as was once the common belief, it is now indisputable that everyone is sexual, even before birth.”

The research cited was also used in PIE’s bid to reduce the age of consent to just four.

Pollard continued to work for the NCCL until her mysterious ­departure from the group in 1997.

She was made redundant but reports from Feminists Against Censorship implies murkier reasons ­behind her exit.

A ­newsletter from the time reads: “Within the last several months, two of NCCL’s employees have remarked that the organisation’s longest-serving staff member, Nettie Pollard, was the last civil libertarian left on the payroll.”

Challenging the cost-cutting explanation given it added: “Since she is one of the few indispensable staff members, and the most ­expensive to make redundant, we suspect economy is not the reason.”

Pollard, whose Facebook page currently shows her support for causes including an anti-drones campaign and attacks on the “Big Brother” state, also showcases her taste in music with a link to indie rock band The Donutsh – described by one of their following as sounding “like Johnny Cash biting off Johnny Rotten’s head”.

She refused to answer the door to us when we visited her home.

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Harriet Harman and Peter Tatchell

Feb 2014: Convicted paedophile, Tom O’Carroll told The Guardian he remained a member of the NCCL’s gay rights committee for several years after Harman claimed his organisation was marginalised. NCCL archives in London have also shown how O’Carroll, a former chairman of PIE, asked Nettie Pollard, a staff member at the organisation, about the possibility of amendments to the 1978 child protection bill.

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Is Peter Tatchell A Paedophile Or Simply Misunderstood?

Peter Tatchell was born in Melbourne Australia on 25th January 1952, he moved to London in 1971 to avoid conscription. In 1978 Tatchell joined the Labour Party and moved to Bermondsey, South East London. Tatchell ran as the Bermondsey Labour Party candidate in the 1983 General Election. Despite Bermondsey being a Labour stronghold he lost to Liberal candidate Simon Hughes. In February 2000 he left the Labour Party for unknown reasons. In 2004 he joined the Green Party and was chosen to be their candidate for Oxford East in the 2010 General Election, however for some reason he withdrew his candidacy in 2009.
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Peter Tatchell (the UK’s most prominent homosexual activist and a favourite of the BBC)has done more than demand the abolition of the age of consent, he has broken the law on the age of consent in Britain at least once.

Peter Tatchell is a regular on the BBC. The BBC have refused to state whether he appears as a human rights activist, homosexual campaigner or paedophilie apologist.
Peter Tatchell is a regular on the BBC. The BBC have refused to state whether he appears as a human rights activist, homosexual campaigner or paedophile apologist. They have also refused to state how much they have paid him for appearances.

As a gay 18-year-old Australian anti-Vietnam war draft-dodger, he came to the UK in 1971 and lived with a 16-year-old boy in London. The homosexual age of consent in England at the time was 21. Later he campaigned for lowering it to 16, and now he wants it lowered again to 14. What will he want after that?

When the age of consent for homosexuals was lowered to 16 an Outrage (Tatchell’s organization) banner said “16 is just a start” – it didn’t state what the end goal was.

Mr Tatchell criticises the age of consent laws. Here is a quotation from his own website:

“Nevertheless, like any minimum age, it is arbitrary and fails to acknowledge that different people mature sexually at different ages. A few are ready for sex at 12; others not until they’re 20. Having a single, inflexible age of consent doesn’t take into account these differences. It dogmatically imposes a limit, regardless of individual circumstances“.

Peter Tatchell wrote the chapter “Questioning Ages of Majority and Ages of Consent” for a book openly advocating paedophilia and finding ways “to make paedophilia acceptable“.

This book, published in 1986 and called The Betrayal of Youth (B.O.Y.), was edited by Warren Middleton, then vice-chairperson of the Paedophile Information Exchange, Britain’s number one paedophile advocacy group.

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Commenters on the book:

Peter Tatchell

Ken Plummer, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Essex

Jeffrey Weeks

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Jeffrey Weeks & Peter Tatchell

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Academia and Paedophilia 1: The Case of Jeffrey Weeks and Indifference to Boy-Rape

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Ken Plummer

‘Paedophilia is natural and normal for males’

How some university academics make the case for paedophiles at summer conferences

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Ken Plummer is emeritus professor of sociology at Essex University, where he has an office and teaches courses, the most recent scheduled for last month. “The isolation, secrecy, guilt and anguish of many paedophiles,” he wrote in Perspectives on Paedophilia, “are not intrinsic to the phenomen[on] but are derived from the extreme social repression placed on minorities …

“Paedophiles are told they are the seducers and rapists of children; they know their experiences are often loving and tender ones. They are told that children are pure and innocent, devoid of sexuality; they know both from their own experiences of childhood and from the children they meet that this is not the case.”

As recently as 2012, Prof Plummer published on his personal blog a chapter he wrote in another book, Male Intergenerational Intimacy, in 1991. “As homosexuality has become slightly less open to sustained moral panic, the new pariah of ‘child molester’ has become the latest folk devil,” he wrote. “Many adult paedophiles say that boys actively seek out sex partners … ‘childhood’ itself is not a biological given but an historically produced social object.”

Prof Plummer confirmed to The Sunday Telegraph that he had been a member of PIE in order to “facilitate” his research

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/10948796/Paedophilia-is-natural-and-normal-for-males.html

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Peter Tatchell awarded Albert Medal 2016

Royal Society of Arts Leadership

The RSA’s Patron is currently HM Elizabeth II, the RSA’s President is HRH The Princess Royal (who replaced her father, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 2011), its Chairman is Vikki Heywood,[4] and its Chief Executive is Matthew Taylor.


Robert Kingsley Whitehead outside Melbourne Magistrates Court in 2015.

Robert Kingsley Whitehead outside Melbourne Magistrates Court in 2015.

Puffing Billy sex abuse scandal hidden by official failures

25 June 2018

Monumental failures by Victorian officials perpetuated one of the state’s worst child sex abuse scandals, according to an inquiry into abuse of children at the iconic Puffing Billy Railway tourist attraction.

In an inquiry prompted by an expose in The Age, Ombudsman Deborah Glass has said that officials at Puffing Billy and other Victorian railway groups put the organisation’s reputation above the welfare of many vulnerable children, exposing them to sexual abuse by paedophile Robert Whitehead.

“Whitehead was a life-long offender whose abuse was facilitated by the wilful blindness, indifference or ineptitude of a succession of organisations from Victorian Railways to Puffing Billy,” Ms Glass said.

Ms Glass’ inquiry has led to the disbanding of the board that oversees the iconic tourist train. Puffing Billy’s longstanding chief executive John Robinson took sick leave ahead of the tabling of the Ombudsman’s report. His contract has not been renewed.

The report centres on Whitehead, a lifelong sex offender who was a volunteer at Puffing Billy from 1961 until 1990.

Whitehead died in prison in 2015 after being convicted of sexually abusing six boys.

Whitehead was first convicted of a child sex offence in 1959. But he was given his job on the Victorian government railway back after being released from jail in 1960.

Ms Glass found he used his status as a government train controller to groom boys. She said, “we do not and will never know how many he abused”.

Ms Glass said the victims of sexual abuse at Puffing Billy were owed a public apology.

“The action and inaction of people in authority is inexcusable,” she said.

“ Double standards prevailed for decades. Puffing Billy reported minor thefts but not decades of child sex abuse.”

Puffing Billy, 1975

Puffing Billy, 1975

Another paedophile, Anthony John Hutchins, operated at Puffing Billy alongside Whitehead in the 1980s. He was jailed after pleading guilty to 66 offences.

Over 30 years, Whitehead used Puffing Billy to prey on children, including those who attended the railway’s overnight working parties. Some members of the Puffing Billy Board were aware of allegations Whitehead was abusing children but never reported these matters to police or sought to restrict his access to children.

Ms Glass said certain board members “failed to act on complaints” and in “one notable case” punished a teen abuse victim by banning him from Puffing Billy.

The state government will back all the recommendations of the ombudsman’s inquiry.

Among these are to set up a victims’ support taskforce to help people who have been abused seek redress, and to ensure the new board of the railway introduces child safety standards recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Another paedophile, Anthony John Hutchins, operated at Puffing Billy alongside Whitehead in the 1980s. He was jailed after pleading guilty to 66 offences.

Over 30 years, Whitehead used Puffing Billy to prey on children, including those who attended the railway’s overnight working parties. Some members of the Puffing Billy Board were aware of allegations Whitehead was abusing children but never reported these matters to police or sought to restrict his access to children.

Ms Glass said certain board members “failed to act on complaints” and in “one notable case” punished a teen abuse victim by banning him from Puffing Billy.

The state government will back all the recommendations of the ombudsman’s inquiry.

Among these are to set up a victims’ support taskforce to help people who have been abused seek redress, and to ensure the new board of the railway introduces child safety standards recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

John Eren, the Minister for Tourism and Major Events, is understood to have taken a close interest in the scandal since it was first revealed in The Age, viewing it as an opportunity to address past injustices and a systemic governance failure involving the railway.

In an emotional press conference on Monday, Mr Eren said Puffing Billy management had ignored repeated ‘‘cries for help’’ by children and their families about the abuse.

‘‘There’s some vindication for the victims and obviously [Whitehead], through his time in prison, has deceased and is hopefully burning in hell,’’ Mr Eren said.

Mr Eren accepted Ms Glass’ recommendation he issue a public apology to children abused while involved with Puffing Billy, and said it would take place following private apologies.

‘‘Over decades, Puffing Billy railway protected pedophiles and chose to ignore allegations of sexual assault against children,’’ he said.

Mr Eren said the entire Emerald Tourism Railway Board and Puffing Billy chief executive had resigned, with an interim group installed.

Speaking alongside Mr Eren, the acting interim chair of Puffing Billy, Jennifer Fleming, said the organisation would also issue a formal apology to victims.

The case is a stark example of how multiple cases of sexual abuse could occur inside a government entity with limited or no intervention, effectively providing impunity to offenders.

The child sex abuse epidemic was revealed in The Age in 2015 after the newspaper was contacted by victim Wayne Clarke.

The victim’s story

Clarke’s story of abuse and survival is harrowing. On Australia Day weekend in 1974, Clarke, then an 11-year-old, visited Melbourne’s Spencer Street station to look at a historic rail carriage. He left having given his name and address to a 43-year-old man. It would be four decades before Clarke would be able to bring himself to walk into Cheltenham police station to tell officers what happened next.

Like countless boys the world over, Clarke loved trains. He had travelled alone from his home in Mentone just to see an 1899 rail carriage known as the 30AV. Purpose-built by the Victorian railways, it had a curved wooden roof and ornate wooden window shutters. It was a beauty.

As Clarke studied the carriage, he was approached by its owner, a powerfully built man who was a senior railways officer and a leading member of the Puffing Billy service. His name was Robert Kingsley Whitehead.

The pair talked about their infatuation with trains. Whitehead asked the boy to give him his address and telephone number so he could send him some special train articles. Clarke went home excited at having met a man he aspired to be like. But it was the beginning of a nightmare that many other children would also endure.

Clarke is one of a band of now middle-aged men who had their childhoods ruined by predators including Whitehead who throughout the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s operated often with impunity within Victoria’s government and historic railways, including the iconic Puffing Billy.

At least four other men volunteering at Puffing Billy or at the Australian Historical Rail Society in North Williamstown have been convicted for child sex offences over the past 30 years. Other abusers were never caught and have died. Some are living as free men. For far too long, Whitehead was too, until he was finally jailed in 2015 for decades of abuse involving six children.

The predator

Whitehead presented as charming and harmless. Born in 1931, he grew up in Melbourne’s sandbelt suburb of Cheltenham. His father, Ken, was secretary of the Cheltenham Golf Club. His mother, Margaret, was from a prominent local family. Young Robert was a boy scout. Comfortable rather than wealthy, the family stood out mainly because of where they lived – a historic homestead in Charman Road that Margaret had inherited, along with some family connections that some observers would later speculate helped their son stay out of trouble.

The property endowed Whitehead with an aura of grandeur that he further extended by telling people that he was schooled at the exclusive Mentone Grammar. Actually, he went to the local state secondary school. Perhaps we can read something into that small lie – a habit of pretending to be someone other than who he was. Or not. Children embellish the truth, or they do sometimes – it was a truism that Whitehead himself would exploit to devastating effect as an adult. But there is little in his childhood to seize on for those of us looking for clues – unless it was the house itself, which was known as Ulupna​, and which back in the 19th century had been a lunatic asylum.

After leaving school, Whitehead brought his boyhood loves of trains and the scouts into adulthood. He rose through the ranks to become a Scoutmaster. He started in the Victorian government railways as a 17-year-old and by his mid-20s, he was working as a stationmaster. Outside his day job, most of his time was spent as a volunteer at Puffing Billy – the steam train in the Dandenongs beloved by generations of Victorian children – and the rail society in North Williamstown. He would have long associations with both, and later would also spend several years at the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre. Back in the mid-’70s however his haunt was the disused Taradale rail station near Bendigo, which he and a few friends leased from the state.

Whitehead was in no rush to build his friendship with the young Wayne Clarke. Sometimes he would drop in to the boy’s home where he impressed his parents with his charm and respectability. The boy and the man would go out for the odd day trip and train rides. Then, on October 18, 1975, everything changed. Clarke remembers the telephone at his house ringing at 6pm. It was Whitehead. He wanted to know if Clarke would join him that night for an overnight stay at Taradale.

By 7.30pm, Clarke was in the car with Whitehead, heading north. And it was here that he felt his first moment of unease. They were passing through Moorabbin when Whitehead made a strange comment. “He said, ‘By the way, everyone who goes to Taradale has a nude initiation’,” Clarke recalls. He had never heard Whitehead speak like this before. He hoped it was a bad joke.

It was late when they arrived at the old station. They got out of the car and trudged toward the old stone building. Whitehead unlocked the wooden door and ushered the boy inside. Clarke remembers feeling his temperature drop as he entered the building. The momentary quiet was interrupted by the door locking behind him. Then Whitehead spoke. His voice was different. More a bark: “Take your clothes off.” Clarke had just turned 13. He did as he was told.

“I froze. I was terrified,” Clarke, now 52, remembers.

Years of abuse

How often did Robert Whitehead slip between the cracks? How many times could he have been stopped? Towards the end of 1959, when he was 28, Whitehead disappeared for seven months. He would later tell people he had gone to Darwin. In fact, he was in Melbourne’s Pentridge Prison. Some months before, the urges that Whitehead would much later tell police had been building inside him since his schooldays, had surfaced. He had abducted the son of a policeman from a Scout hall and molested him. He was found guilty on November 2, 1959, and sentenced to 18 months in Pentridge Prison. He was released on parole seven months later.

Scouts Victoria took swift action, forcing him out and writing to their affiliate bodies across Australia to warn them never to allow him near children. A letter dated February 25, 1960, from Scouts Victoria to Supreme Court judge Trevor Rapke​, indicates it was the judge who specifically requested steps be taken to ensure Whitehead “did not come into contact with boys in future”.

Somehow, however, Whitehead was welcomed back into his government job at the railways and would progress to become a controller at Spencer Street station in Melbourne’s CBD. It was a job that would give him great authority in the railway fraternity – and unimpeded access to children.

Extraordinarily, Victoria’s railway department deemed it appropriate for Whitehead to return to a prestigious job that would bring him into regular contact with children. Through their actions- or inaction- certain officials afforded Whitehead protection over the years when complaints about him were periodically raised.

Whitehead abused Clarke at a disused railway station. He preyed on others, too.

More victims

Nineteen ninety-seven. A V/Line train to Seymour. The train’s conductor is a young man called Bill. As he passes through one of the carriages, he sees the familiar burly frame of a man sitting comfortably as the train rolls through open country. Their eyes meet. “He knew who I was,” Bill recalls. “I watched him like a hawk and thought, ‘If you go near a kid on my carriage I’ll kill you’.”

Bill, who has asked for his surname not to be published, was 12 when he first met Whitehead. It was on the Puffing Billy line in the mid-1980s. “I just loved railways at the time.” Bill, now 48, says he was abused by Whitehead and a colleague called Anthony John Hutchins while at Puffing Billy. He says both men warned him no one would believe him if he spoke out.

But unlike Clarke, Bill did speak out. He told his parents.

In 1986, Bill’s parents were among a small group to contact police, alleging that Whitehead and Hutchins had abused their children at Puffing Billy. Hutchins fell to pieces. He confessed and was convicted of 66 sex charges against children. But Whitehead was cool – or clever. He didn’t sweat, let alone confess. For years, he was able to persuade his doubters and confound his victims. By the 2000s, the state government and various local councils were even using him as an expert historian to promote tourist railways.

Bill, who went on to work for V/Line himself, recalls that he was once threatened with losing his job after referring to Whitehead as “paedophile Bob” in front of a V/Line manager. Whitehead seemed to be untouchable. Bill meanwhile coped by drinking. Once he tried to kill himself.

Bill and his mother Alice remain staggered that Whitehead escaped charges in 1986. “Whitehead must have had friends in high places,” Alice said in an interview in 2015.

The ombudsman’s report has confirmed that Whitehead’s tale encapsulates a gross failure by successive state governments and Victoria’s close-knit railway fraternity to protect vulnerable children. If only steps had been taken to exile Whitehead from Victoria’s railway movement upon his first conviction, Clarke and at least five other boys would have been spared the abuse that has scarred their lives. If only people had acted on what was known as far back as 1959, the story of Robert Kingsley Whitehead would hardly be worth telling.

In an interview in 2015, the chief executive of Puffing Billy, John Robinson, says it was only in 1990 that management became aware of an “unconfirmed allegation” of abuse against Whitehead by an unknown victim. He says Whitehead was questioned and denied the claim. But management immediately revoked his volunteer status and cancelled his membership.

Similarly he says, the organisation ejected Hutchins in 1986 after parents complained and he confessed.

“In both cases from my knowledge I can categorically deny the allegation that management was aware of allegations against either man and took no action. In both cases, management took immediate and firm action,” Robinson says.

The victims have disputed this and in her report, ombudsman Deborah Glass said that Mr Robinson’s position as chief executive should be reviewed.

The survivor

Today, Clarke lives with his partner and two stepchildren. He says he is happy but acknowledges that Whitehead’s abuse has affected his life in many ways. He is less trusting, more wary. His secret affected past relationships. He felt unable to confide. He struggled with keeping what happened from his mother, afraid she would blame herself.

It was not until a few weeks after he had walked into Cheltenham police station in July 2014 to report to police what had happened all those years before, that Clarke finally told her the whole story of what happened on that night in 1975 when he went away with the railway man.

Clarke had spent the previous two days giving his statement to detective Nova Graham when he called in to see his mother. He was drained. “We were sitting together and she asked me if I was OK,” Clarke says. Then she asked him the question she had been holding close to her all those years: ‘Was it that man I let you go away with? I’ve always worried that something might have happened to you that night.'”

Whitehead’s jailing is all down to Clarke. But Rolf Harris helped. It was the hubris of the disgraced entertainer in the face of his own sexual abuse charges that prompted Clarke to go to the police. There had been other times when he came close. Other public figures. Other disclosures. But something inside kept holding him back. Until Harris. As details of Harris’ brazen predation of his young fans continued to emerge, Clarke was overcome with disgust, not only at the entertainer, but at a society that had seemingly turned a blind eye. It was time. “I knew I wouldn’t be Whitehead’s only victim,” he previously told The Age.

On Monday morning, the ombudsman singled out Clarke for praise. His bravery, Ms Glass said, had allowed the foll horrors of the scandal to be finally revealed.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/puffing-billy-sex-abuse-scandal-hidden-by-official-failures-20180625-p4znjm.html


Robert Whitehead (left)

Puffing Billy paedophile Robert Whitehead: the secret he took to the grave

December 31 2016

When Victorian railway sex predator Robert Whitehead died in jail last year, he took a big secret with him.

That secret was the identity of a small but powerful group of Victorian men who, according to his victims, ran what amounted to a protection racket for Whitehead, and whose influence allowed him to abuse train-loving boys, whenever he wanted, for at least three decades.

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Probe into claims Puffing Billy paedophile Robert Whitehead had high-level protection

June 28 2017

Claims  that Puffing Billy sex predator Robert Whitehead was enabled and protected by a cabal of powerful men are to be investigated by the state Ombudsman.

Justice took a long-time to catch up to Whitehead, who died in 2015 at the age of 84. His death came months into a lengthy prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to 24 charges involving six boys and ranging from sexual penetration and indecent assault to false imprisonment.

Robert Whitehead, pictured in 2015, died months into a lengthy prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to 24 sex crime ...Robert Whitehead, pictured in 2015, died months into a lengthy prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to 24 sex crime charges.

 

The offences occurred from the 1960s to 1980s.

Sex crimes detectives believe Whitehead may have had many more victims, and Fairfax Media understands there is at least one new accuser who is considering reporting Whitehead’s alleged abuse of him during the 1990s.

 

Wayne Clarke, one of Whitehead's victims.Wayne Clarke, one of Whitehead’s victims.  Photo: Simon O’Dwyer

 

Three of Whitehead’s victims spoke out last year about their belief that a small group of police, politicians and railway officials shielded their abuser from scrutiny. Whitehead was the subject of numerous complaints to police and railway officials over the years, but it appears action was not taken.

One victim who still works for the Victorian railways said Whitehead told him it would be futile to report him, because he “had protection”.

The victim also said Whitehead had enough influence within the Transport Department to have a job offer to become a train driver rescinded.

“I’ll never forget Whitehead standing on the stairwell above me saying: ‘I told you that you should’ve bent over for me.’ ”

It can also be revealed that the Puffing Billy Preservation Society may face legal action over the failure of its previous leadership to protect boys under its care by not acting on complaints against Whitehead.

Law firm Ryan Carlisle Thomas is acting for several of Whitehead’s victims and is investigating all potential entitlements to compensation.

The Ombudsman’s investigation will go as far back as 1959, the year Whitehead served his first prison term, for abducting and molesting a boy scout.

Despite the serious conviction, Whitehead was given his job back on the Victorian government railways after his release from Pentridge Prison thanks to the intervention of Bolte government minister Sir Murray Porter, who lobbied railway chiefs as a favour for Whitehead’s father, who was his friend.

Whitehead grasped his second chance, rising to become a controller at Melbourne’s Spencer Street Station. He also became a prominent figure at  the Puffing Billy tourist railway and other volunteer rail services.

He used his government and volunteer railway positions to befriend boys, several of whom he went on to sexually abuse. Farifax has previously revealed how at least one boy was sadistically abused and imprisoned at a dis-used railway building Whitehead leased from the government at Taradale, near Bendigo.

A letter from Deputy Ombudsman Megan Philpot to Wayne Clarke, one of Whitehead’s victims, reveals the investigation will examine how Whitehead got his job back with the Victorian railways after his first conviction.

The investigation will also examine how Whitehead was able to lease state-owned property at Taradale and at Brighton beach in Melbourne’s south-east. His role as secretary of the Puffing Billy Preservation Society will also come under scrutiny.

Importantly, the investigation will delve into how the Victorian railways department, the Puffing Billy Preservation Society and other volunteer railway groups responded to complaints about him.

Fairfax has previously revealed how police could not find a record of Whitehead’s 1959 conviction in their archives.

Victoria Police has investigated why no record of Whitehead’s first offence could be found and determined that his record had been removed from its main criminal registry in error.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/probe-into-claims-puffing-billy-paedophile-robert-whitehead-had-highlevel-protection-20170627-gwzhvc.html

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Fifty years after a mum first raised the alarm, men get $7m for teacher’s abuse

Ten men abused as children by a paedophile teacher who was shuffled between primary schools for 14 years have been paid more than $7 million by the Victorian government.

Robert Leonard Morris, 72, started abusing boys the year he began teaching in 1966.

A mother reported him to the Education Department in 1967 but he continued teaching up until 1980 in Melbourne’s east and country Victoria, despite further reports to police and principals.

He left dozens of victims in his wake. The youngest was six years old.

 Ten of his victims, now aged in their 40s and 50s, were awarded compensation following civil action in which the government accepted it was legally responsible for Morris’ crimes.

The settlements for Morris’ crimes significantly exceed what the Catholic Church has paid-out. Victims received an average $46,000 under the Melbourne Response and a $270,000 average settlement for those who tried to sue, according to a 2015 Age analysis.

Robert Leonard Morris.Robert Leonard Morris.

Two survivors of Morris’ abuse received between $1.5 and almost $2 million; thought to be record figures in Victorian sex abuse claims.

“He deserves to rot,” one of those two men told Fairfax Media.

“It wasn’t easy to sue the Education Department, but there have to be consequences for putting a known paedophile in a classroom of little kids.”

“I’m proud of standing up for myself and for other survivors. I’m glad I did it and I urge other survivors, if they can, to do the same – talk to police, talk to the lawyers. Make sure this never happens again.”

A Department spokesman said it was a tragic case with a heartbreaking impact.

“We apologise unreservedly for failing to protect the victims of this teacher when they were students in the 1970s,” he said.

Rightside Legal’s Michael Magazanik, who represented the 10 men and another three who have sued, said the Education Department could have stopped it at the beginning.

In 1967 a mother reported Morris to the Education Department for abusing her son, he was reported to at least two principals in the 1970s and, damningly, he was allowed to return to the same school in Ringwood in 1979 despite being charged and acquitted of abusing six boys.

It’s understood one principal put him in a classroom opposite his office to keep an eye on him. But still he continued to assault students, Mr Magazanik said.

Much of the abuse was public; in classrooms, on crowded school buses, at school camps and in playgrounds.

Jailed last year for at least four years, the County Court heard in one instance, Morris made a seven-year-old boy sit on his lap in front of his class and masturbated him from behind a book.

One of the boys, the court heard, now suffers from a debilitating compulsion to wash himself over and over.

The civil claims for Morris’ abuse were settled before trial, except for one victim, for whom the compensation amount was contested. Government lawyers argued the man, who was able to work full-time, suffered mild anxiety that did not prevent him for leading a secure life.

Justice Rita Zammit awarded the 51-year-old $717,000 in damages, future losses and medical costs in the Supreme Court in Melbourne on Friday.

Justice Zammit said the abuse – which he experienced weekly through his grade 4 year at a Ringwood school – insidiously affected all aspects of his life.

“The abuse was prolonged, gross and public and it had a profoundly damaging effect,” Justice Zammit said.

It is believed the government is considering counter-suing Morris to recover some of the pay-out. Police are also understood to be investigating claims from further victims.

Morris was jailed last year for a maximum six years, with a minimum of four behind bars, for abusing six boys at two schools in Cranbourne and Ringwood. He lost an appeal against his sentence in December.

Morris, who was a Cub leader in Melbourne’s east, left teaching in 1980 after he pleaded guilty to the indecent assault of a student.

He went on to teach international students in Sydney and China from 2001 to 2008 before his arrest in Canberra last year.

The Education Department spokesman said the way schools identify and respond to suspected child abuse has been overhauled.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/fifty-years-after-a-mum-first-raised-the-alarm-men-get-7m-for-teachers-abuse-20170814-gxvqq2.html

‘Seduction’ of children did little harm, said Catholic gatekeeper

September 18, 2019

The psychologist who worked with the Catholic church for three decades to screen candidates for the priesthood once characterised child abuse as “seduction” that would do little lasting harm to its victims.

Ronald Conway, the Melbourne Archdiocese’s “consulting psychologist for religious vocations” tested applicants to the Corpus Christi seminary from 1969 to at least 2001, during which time 16 child abusers graduated as priests.

Mr Conway himself was later accused of historical sexual misconduct by former patients of his private practice, though never charged or convicted.

Ronald Conway, the psychologist who acted as mental-health gatekeeper to Corpus Christi seminary.

An investigation by The Age has exposed how some of the Catholic church’s worst paedophile priests shared victims, passed on details of vulnerable children, and worked together to conceal their crimes as part of informal networks of abuse. At the centre of a number of these clusters was Corpus Christi, where Mr Conway and psychiatrist Dr Eric Seal were the mental health gatekeepers.

Mr Conway was largely responsible for formulating screening practices that led to many unsuitable candidates entering Corpus Christi training college and eventually becoming priests. One candidate told the royal commission he was classified as fit for the priesthood in 1993 after being asked to sort a series of coloured cards and look at ink blots during a testing session that lasted only 90 minutes.

Mr Conway and Dr Seal, now both deceased, also provided treatment to priests and religious brothers caught committing acts of abuse between the late 1950s and the early 2000s. Among their clients were notorious paedophiles Gerald Ridsdale, Paul David Ryan, and David Daniel. So too was Paul Pavlou, who Mr Conway assessed in 2001 as a “better than average” candidate for the priesthood. Two years later, Pavlou began sexually assaulting young boys.

In a 1987 assessment, the psychologist referred to Father Daniel Hourigan’s abuse of a child as a “seduction” that represented only an “unfortunate lapse” in behaviour more than a decade in the past.

“There seems to be no evidence that he has misbehaved himself in recent times, and I am inclined to accept his assurances at face value,” Mr Conway wrote in a file note tabled in the royal commission.

The church ultimately paid out at least seven of Hourigan’s victims for offending over 32 years, and he was criminally charged with abusing one boy and accused by three others. He died before charges could get to court.

Mr Conway’s dismissal of the seriousness of clerical offending in his professional work for the church was mirrored in public pronouncements about the abuse scandal as it gained attention in the 1990s.

“The overwhelming majority of one-off adult/child sex encounters usually do little lasting harm,” he wrote in The Age in 1993.

Over the years, Mr Conway also stridently defended the archdiocese and its vetting of priests, claiming that effective psychological screening processes had been in place since 1970.

Mr Conway was regarded as a respected Catholic thinker and social commentator, authoring a number of well-known books on Australian culture and society, as well as regularly contributing pieces to The Age, The Australian and ABC on addiction, sexuality and gender issues.

His supporters included former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who briefly trained for the priesthood in NSW. Mr Abbott told Parliament in a tribute to Mr Conway when he died in 2009: “His particular gift was to help young men to understand that masculine love did not mean they would become sooks. He was indeed a prophet and he should be honoured in his own country.”

Former Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart, also honoured Mr Conway in a eulogy.

The Age has confirmed that some of Mr Conway’s former patients accused him of abusing his position by forming sexual relationships with them in the 1960s and 70s, reporting their experiences to research and survivor advocacy group Broken Rites.

One male victim who spoke to The Age said the therapist had advised him to take LSD to help him come to terms with being gay. At the time LSD was considered to have therapeutic uses. The patient went for treatment firstly at the Newhaven private hospital and then at Conway’s Canterbury home. It was there on a plastic-covered couch in a room lined with hieroglyphic wallpaper that Mr Conway made his advances.

“He came towards me and I was so surprised that we ended up sliding off the plastic and onto the floor. He said, ‘This shouldn’t have happened, but given it has then we should do it properly in his bedroom’. I was shocked,” the man said.

The Melbourne Archdiocese did not comment on whether officials were aware of any complaints of sexual misconduct by Mr Conway while he was working for the church.

An Age snapshot of 34 Corpus Christi graduates who were accused or convicted of committing acts of child abuse, and for whom reliable records exist, found that 17 priests had offended within three years of being ordained. Four began offending even before they were ordained.

Melbourne Archdiocese spokesman Shane Healy said that while seminary training had “not always been consistent” in the past, “the inadequate standards of the past are not the reality today.”

The Dioceses of Victoria and Tasmania have insisted for many years that every seminarian who enters into seminary formation undertake a thorough psychological assessment administered by a registered independent clinician.”

“Today, Corpus Christi College forms future priests in a professional environment that includes human, spiritual, academic, pastoral and missionary formation,” he said.

The century-old Corpus Christi, which is owned and governed by the five dioceses of Victoria and Tasmania, has produced more than 1000 priests, from jailed Cardinal George Pell to Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/seduction-of-children-did-little-harm-said-catholic-gatekeeper-20190918-p52sjr.html

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Maria James murder:

  • Stabbed 68 times in her Melbourne home
  • Hands bound in what police described as a ‘frenzied attack’
  • Youngest son abused by two local priests
  • One priest seen covered in blood on day of murder
  • Police cleared suspects using wrong D

Trace: Police admit DNA bungle wrongly cleared paedophile priest as suspect in cold case murder

Bongiorno (left) abused the teenage son of Maria James. Father Bongiorno was ruled out of involvement in Maria James’ murder as a result of a DNA mix-up
July12 2017

Police have admitted they used an incorrect DNA sample to rule out a paedophile priest in the brutal killing of Melbourne cold case murder victim Maria James.

The ABC understands a bloodied pillow case, used to establish a DNA profile for the suspected killer of the Thornbury single mother, came from an unrelated crime scene.

Local priest Father Anthony Bongiorno, as well as multiple other suspects in Maria James’ 1980 murder, were cleared as a result of DNA testing against that incorrect sample.

Her two sons, Mark and Adam James, have now formally applied to the Victorian coroner to set aside the original finding and reopen the 37-year-old case.

Maria James was stabbed 68 times in her home out the back of her Thornbury bookshop in what police described as a “bizarre” and “frenzied” killing.

The ABC’s Trace podcast has been reinvestigating the murder for over a year, and recently became aware that an incorrect DNA sample had been used to rule out persons of interest in the case.

On presenting that information to authorities, the ABC was issued a statement by Victoria Police stating it had discovered “an error in the handling of an exhibit”.

“The exhibit in question had been forensically tested and used to eliminate suspects. A recent review by the homicide squad however has shown that the exhibit was in fact unrelated to the Maria James case,” the statement said.

“A small number of persons of interest who had previously been eliminated will now be re-assessed in accordance with normal investigation procedures.

“Victoria Police would like to stress that this was an isolated human error, and not the result of any flaws in the forensic testing process.”

‘I’m devastated by this information’

For nearly four decades, police have failed to identify Maria James’ killer.

In 2013, it was revealed Father Bongiorno sexually abused her 11-year-old son Adam, who has cerebral palsy and Tourette syndrome, in the weeks prior to her murder.

Now 48, Adam said he told his mum of the abuse and believed she planned to confront the priest.

Father Bongiorno died in 2002.

Trace also revealed a local electrician working at the nearby St Mary’s church said he saw Father Bongiorno with blood on his face, arm and hands on the afternoon of the murder.

The electrician, Allan Hircoe, said he took the information to Victoria Police, but was told it was not pertinent to the Maria James case.

“They just told me that the DNA [they] found at the scene is not [Bongiorno’s],” Mr Hircoe said.

“They had the DNA of [Maria James] and other DNA, and they said it’s not his.”

Police visited Maria’s eldest son Mark James on Tuesday night to inform him of their error.

Mark James said he was “shaken up” by the DNA bungle and found it difficult to accept.

“I’m devastated by this information,” he told Trace.

“They mentioned I think nine suspects that need to be retested, based on this error, and Father Bongiorno was among them.

“They apologised to me for what’s happened, and they apologised for previously being told that Father Bongiorno had been eliminated, whereas now they can confirm Bongiorno has not been eliminated through any type of DNA testing.

“I acknowledge human error is a fact of life, but it seems a bit odd that somehow this pillowcase got put into mum’s evidence lot.”

Family calls on police to reopen investigation

In light of the new information, police are hoping the killer’s DNA exists on other exhibits from the Thornbury crime scene.

Mark James said he believed police should reinvestigate Father Bongiorno as a key suspect.

He also called for an investigation into Father Thomas O’Keeffe, who was parish priest at St Mary’s Thornbury, and once abused Adam James on the same day as Father Bongiorno.

Survivors who had been abused by Father O’Keeffe in other parishes around Melbourne prior to him moving to St Mary’s told Trace he was a terrifying and violent “psychopath”.

Father O’Keeffe died in 1984, but it is understood police could access familial DNA that would establish a DNA profile for him.

This could then be compared against any newly created DNA profile of the killer.

Victoria Police said they were committed to achieving justice for the family of Maria James, but would not comment further on the case.

“My brother was sexually assaulted by both Bongiorno and O’Keeffe right before my mum was killed,” Mark James said.

“My mum found out about it. She had contact with the church, where that contact indicated she was going to complain, and within a matter of a day or two, she’s murdered under very mysterious circumstances.

“I think this merits reopening.”

Father Anthony Bongiorno was an alleged paedophile.

Father Anthony Bongiorno (right) was seen covered in blood on the day of Maria James’ murder.

Witness saw paedophile priest covered in blood near cold case murder victim Maria James’ house

27 Jun 2017

A priest who sexually abused the son of cold case murder victim Maria James was seen covered in blood on the day of her murder, metres from the crime scene.

The priest — identified as Father Anthony Bongiorno — had blood on his face and arm as he ran into St Mary’s Parish Thornbury, roughly 50 metres from the Melbourne bookshop and home where Maria was stabbed 68 times in 1980.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-28/trace-priest-seen-covered-in-blood-near-maria-james-crime-scene/8652936


Prestigious boys’ schools face multimillion-dollar lawsuits as lawyer claims children were sexually abused on an ‘outrageous’ scale

  • Lawyer claimed some of Sydney’s top schools face huge sexual abuse lawsuits
  • Jason Parkinson, who has 1,500 cases, said the abuse was on ‘outrageous scale’
  • He said it was ‘cruel’ that parents worked hard to send children to the schools
  • Mr Parkinson added that treating victims was likely to cost taxpayers ‘a fortune’

A handful of Sydney’s most prestigious schools reportedly face multimillion-dollar lawsuits from hundreds of people for historic claims of having been sexually abused as children.

Lawyer Jason Parkinson told the Daily Telegraph that top schools like Trinity Grammar, Knox Grammar and St Patrick’s College, Goulburn, were among the schools facing a series of legal claims.

He also claimed acclaimed schools such as Newington College and De La Salle colleges in Revesby Heights and Marrickville were among those facing huge lawsuits.

A handful of Sydney's most prestigious schools reportedly face multimillion-dollar lawsuits from hundreds of people for historic claims of having been sexually abused as children. Pictured, Trinity Grammar School

A handful of Sydney’s most prestigious schools reportedly face multimillion-dollar lawsuits from hundreds of people for historic claims of having been sexually abused as children. Pictured, Trinity Grammar School

Mr Parkinson said the abuse took place on ‘an outrageous scale’ and said the deluge of lawsuits was similar to that seen when asbestos was found to be harmful.

‘There has not been a common thread of criminality or negligence that has affected more Australians than child abuse and it is more egregious than asbestos because these institutions’ reason for being was caring for children,’ he said.

Lawyer Jason Parkinson claimed that schools like Trinity Grammar, Knox Grammar (pictured) and St Patrick's College, Goulburn, were among the schools facing a series of the historic allegations

Lawyer Jason Parkinson claimed that schools like Trinity Grammar, Knox Grammar (pictured) and St Patrick’s College, Goulburn, were among the schools facing a series of the historic allegations

The lawyer also claimed that private schools were more likely to cover up abuse as it is not mandatory for them to report it, whereas it is in state schools.

Mr Parkinson, who says he has 1,500 sex abuse cases on his books, said many o the boys who were abused are now seeing psychologists and psychiatrists – costing ‘a fortune’ to the taxpayer.

Neil Albert Futcher leaves Downing Centre Court after a hearing in August.
Neil Futcher had taught at Sydney Grammar School, Knox Grammar School and Trinity Grammar School. Mr Anderson had first gone to police in 1990 but there was no investigation. He again reported it in 1997. The investigation only began after Mr Anderson gave evidence to the child sex abuse Royal Commission.
Futcher’s trial had heard distressing details of how he sexually abused six boys, aged between 12 and 15, while he was working as a teacher and swimming coach between 1974 and the early 1980s.

Fourth former Trinity Grammar teacher accused of historic sex abuse

Allegations of historical sexual abuse have emerged against a fourth teacher at Trinity Grammar, raising concerns there was a cluster of predatory employees at the Melbourne private school in the 1970s.

Four former employees – a senior teacher, an assistant chaplain, a boarding tutor and now, a science teacher – were all at the Anglican school at the same time.

Christopher Howell pictured in the 1977 Trinity school magazine

The most recent claim alleges that shortly after an incident – which cannot be detailed for legal reasons – with the school’s science teacher when he was 15, the former student was abused by Christopher Howell, the senior teacher.

Now in his 50s, the former student says the incident and subsequent abuse sent him on a downward spiral, and left him feeling like “the teachers were all in it together”.

He raised the allegations with the school in 2015 before going to police. Investigators were unable to pursue the claim because the science teacher had died. Instead they took a statement about Howell, who was alive at the time.

Howell, who taught at the school for 40 years, took his own life days before he was due to face court last year on an indecent assault charge. Five former students have come forward to say they were molested by him.

Christopher Howell from Trinity Grammar publication ‘The Grammarian’ July 2013.

The science teacher ran outdoor education camps and was known by some students to watch boys in the shower. One former student remembers his classmates being ordered to get into the sleeping bag with the teacher to stay warm.

In the second claim, another survivor says when he was 15, he and his parents tried to report Howell’s abuse to his boarding master Leslie Wiggins. He said Wiggins told them the allegation was “nonsense” so they reported it to then headmaster John Leppitt. Mr Leppitt, the survivor said, told his parents their child needed to be disciplined.

 

It can now be revealed a former teacher has provided a statement claiming Wiggins, the school’s assistant chaplain, was moved in 1975 because of an abuse allegation.

Known by students at the time as a “fiddler”, Wiggins was convicted in 1991 of indecently assaulting three boys on the Mornington Peninsula. He died several years ago.

Rightside Legal lawyer Michael Magazanik, who is preparing legal action against Trinity, says the allegations show there was a culture of cover-up.

“Trinity, like Geelong Grammar, was a haven for abusers,” Mr Magazanik said.

“Many lives have been damaged as a result. We know of at least two suicides thought to be linked to abuse at the school. It’s time the school faced up to just how bad things were.”

The fourth alleged child abuser, who was a boarding house tutor, is facing a criminal trial accused of sexually assaulting five boys, two who were from Trinity, in 1975 and 1978.

A fifth teacher, John Hamilton Buckley, was jailed in 2015 for abusing boys in the 1980s at Geelong Grammar’s junior school Glenmorgan in Toorak. He taught at Trinity for one term in 1986 as a replacement for a teacher on long service leave.

Trinity’s current headmaster, Dr Michael Davies, said any allegations of abuse at the school were deeply concerning and very upsetting.

“I would like to reassure the Trinity community that we treat these matters with the utmost seriousness and have strict and clearly communicated policies around reports of abuse,” Dr Davies said.

“If abuse was reported in prior years and not acted upon or appropriately documented then that is in total contravention of policies and procedures which are now rigorously adhered to in the school.”

Legal action focuses on Howell and the former science teacher. Another firm, Maurice Blackburn, is representing two other complainants who say they were abused by Howell and the former boarding tutor.

The allegations against Howell, who rose to the position of assistant headmaster, caused deep divides. Many simply refused to believe the claims.

“It has torn apart the community,” a friend of Howell’s said. “So many have great memories of Chris, but clearly there are some who don’t …Tragically, there is a stain on his career.”

The ruptures were exposed when Dr Davies and his deputy Rohan Brown paid tribute to Howell’s “extraordinary legacy” after his death, despite knowing he’d been charged. “To many, including those penning this letter, Chris Howell was, is and always will be the best educator we have known.”

The letter led to the president and treasurer of the Old Boys board to resign in disgust. One of the survivors said he had never been more revolted with something than that letter.

“The vision of Howell was enough to make me sick, but what the school was saying about him; it was a lie and the school knew it was a lie and it protected him. The school has broken faith with every parent, every child.”

 

Head of Trinity Grammar in Sydney misled school council on abuse claims

Royal commission finds Milton Cujes did not disclose he was aware of allegations of assaults in boarding house

18 October 2017

Trinity grammar school’s longtime headmaster misled the prestigious Sydney school’s council over the handling of allegations of boarders sexually abusing other boys, a royal commission has found.

The school council had expressed full confidence in its headmaster, Milton Cujes, and staff over the way they dealt with allegations of boarders being sexually abused with wooden implements in 2000.

But the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse found Trinity’s school council was misled by the head, who is retiring at the end of this year after 21 years in the role.

The allegations came to light in August 2000 after a student, known as CLB, alleged some boarders tried to rape him, and that other boys had been sexually assaulted using wooden dildos on multiple occasions before that incident.

The commission said if senior school psychologist Katherine Lumsdaine had not carried out her own inquiries, there would have been no investigation into sexual assaults occurring in the boarding house in 2000.

Apart from Lumsdaine’s investigation, Trinity did not seek out other boys who may have been assaulted, the commission said in findings released on Wednesday.

“It follows that support was not given to the boys affected.”

In February 2001, around the time two boys pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting another Trinity student known as CLA, the school council backed staff’s handling of the boarding house allegations.

The commission found Cujes did not disclose that he, the boarding master and senior master were aware of CLB’s August allegations, thereby misleading the council about the adequacy of their response.

Cujes and Trinity had argued against such a finding.

The commission also found another elite Sydney boys school, the King’s School, failed to report an assault allegation to police that occurred amid a bullying culture.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/oct/18/head-of-trinity-grammar-in-sydney-misled-school-council-on-abuse-claims?CMP=share_btn_tw

Trinity Grammar knew about abuse and protected teacher, victim says

An alleged victim of a Trinity Grammar teacher has come forward after 40 years, saying the school knew he was abused and they are still protecting the teacher today.
 
Christopher Howell from Trinity Grammar publication ‘The Grammarian’ in July 2013
The man, now in his 50s, came forward after Fairfax Media reported on Monday that school heads sent out a letter paying tribute to former teacher Christopher Howell’s “extraordinary legacy”.

“I’ve never been more disgusted with something than that letter,” John*, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said.

“The vision of Howell was enough to make me sick, but what the school was saying about him; it was a lie and the school knew it was a lie and it protected him.

“The school has broken faith with every parent, with every child.”

Christopher Howell pictured in the 1977 Trinity school magazine.

Christopher Howell was a teacher at the exclusive Melbourne private school for more than 40 years. He took his own life in January 2016, three days before his first court appearance on one count of indecently assaulting a student in the 1960s. He had retired in 2009 as the acting head of the senior school and was still involved with the school, but withdrew when he was charged in November 2015.

On the day of the January 29 court appearance, Trinity headmaster Michael Davies and his deputy Rohan Brown sent a letter to the school community in tribute.

“To many, including those penning this letter, Chris Howell was, is and always will be the best educator we have known. He was a hero to many who worked with him and alongside him,” it read.

The letter caused deep divides within the Anglican school. Several former students who contacted Fairfax Media said they made complaints to the headmaster and both the president and treasurer of the Old Boys board resigned in disgust. They claimed the heads tried to ban the board from debating the handling of the complaint and subsequent letter.

“There can be no winners out of this horrid situation, not least the victim(s) of sexual abuse who may have had to experience the displeasure of reading the Headmaster’s letter,” former treasurer Thomas Hudson wrote in his resignation letter obtained by Fairfax Media.

The first time John was aware of the letter was when he read it in the paper on Monday having left the school in 1975 following the alleged abuse.

“I felt on Monday exactly as I felt after it had happened. I felt dishonoured. I felt ill,” he said.

“Everything came back to me. Everything.”

John said he was sexually assaulted twice by the teacher when he was 15 and a boarder at Trinity. John claimed Mr Howell tried to force his penis into his mouth inside the tent John was sleeping in during a bushwalking trip at Tonimbuk, east of Melbourne, in 1973.

He said he was also assaulted in a storeroom on school grounds about two weeks later.

John said he disclosed the abuse to his father and mother in 1974.

“I remember his [his father’s] words. He said ‘Son, we love you, we believe you and we’ll make this right’,” he said.

John claimed he was with his parents when they reported it to boarding master and priest Leslie Wiggins, who was later convicted of indecently assaulting boys in Rosebud. After being told the claims were “nonsense”, John said he and his family reported to the headmaster John Leppitt.

John said Mr Leppitt told his parents: “You need to discipline your child and you need to consider whether or not to keep him in the school.”

On their way out of the school, John said they ran into Mr Howell in the corridor. He said his father grabbed Mr Howell by the throat, punched him and said “If you touch him again, I’ll kill you”. John said the sixth form master in a nearby classroom witnessed the tail-end of the altercation.

John contacted Trinity again following Monday’s report and spoke to headmaster Dr Davies, he said.

Dr Davies said in a statement to Fairfax Media that the safety and wellbeing of current and former students was of utmost important.

“If someone makes us aware of an allegation against a former teacher, we immediately offer counselling and support and encourage that person to contact police. Any allegation is treated seriously and with immediacy. Where allegations have been made, we have co-operated fully and openly with the police,” he said.

“If abuse was reported in prior years and not acted upon then that is in total contravention of policies and procedures which are now strictly adhered to in the school. 

“The safety and wellbeing of our boys and old boys is our highest priority and we continue to encourage anyone who is upset, has grievances or concerns to contact the school or the relevant authorities.”

John has joined two other men in legal action launched by Rightside Legal seeking compensation against the school and Mr Howell’s estate.

Another alleged victim has contacted the law firm.

“I’m so angry. But I’m doing this because I have to,” John said, encouraging others to come forward.

Another former employee of the school is facing a County Court trial in May. Mark Watson, who cared for boarders, is accused of abusing boys between 1975 and 1978.

* Not his real name. 

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/trinity-grammar-knew-about-abuse-and-protected-teacher-alleged-victim-says-20170224-gukjok.html


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Education Department faces lawsuits over claims paedophile teacher was shuffled between schools

September 19 2016

Robert Morris, who was jailed this year for abusing young boys in Cranbourne and Ringwood in the 1970s. 

The Victorian Education Department is facing lawsuits that could cost it millions of dollars over allegations a paedophile teacher was shuffled from school to school despite reports to police, principals and a senior department official.

Robert Leonard Morris, now 71, was a primary school teacher between 1966 and 1980, working in country western Victoria and in Melbourne’s outer-eastern suburbs.

He was jailed in March after pleading guilty to abusing six boys, aged as young as six, at two schools in Cranbourne and Ringwood.

Four of those boys, along with another six who recently came forward, launched civil action in the Supreme Court against the department, which they claim moved Morris from school to school when concerns about his behaviour surfaced.

The department said it could not comment given the case was before the court, but pointed to policies it had put in place to better protect children in light of the royal commission into child sex abuse.

Lawyers for the victims, who are now in their 40s and 50s, say several reports were made by parents to principals, and on one occasion, to a senior department employee, but Morris continued teaching.

“The Education Department shuffled a paedophile from school to school for years, effectively supplying a child abuser with new victims year after year,” Rightside Legal partner Michael Magazanik said.

“Dozens of very young boys were horribly traumatised. For many, the damage has lasted a lifetime.”

Mr Magazanik said the reports ranged from molestation disclosed to parents by their sons to concerns about inappropriate behaviour witnessed by other teachers, such as Morris getting boys to sit on his lap on school bus rides.

“One of the most shocking things is the public nature of the abuse,” Mr Magazanik said.

“Our clients were abused in classrooms, on crowded school buses, in bunk rooms full of boys and in playgrounds.”

In 1977, one of those reports resulted in a police investigation into Morris. He was acquitted by a jury. The following year he was allowed to return to teaching at a school in Ringwood where he had previously taught, Mr Magazanik said.

“The government sent him straight back to teaching young boys, and Morris immediately resumed abusing them,” he said. “It was so predictable and the results were so tragic.”

Morris, who was also a cub leader for the Scouts in Melbourne’s east, came under police scrutiny again in 1980. This time, he pleaded guilty to the indecent assault of one of his students and left teaching.

After his Victorian teaching career was over, he worked at the Commonwealth Public Service in Melbourne and the ACT, before he took up teaching international students in Sydney and China from 2001 to 2008.

Morris was arrested in Canberra last year and charged with abusing six boys. In March, he was jailed for six years, with a four-year non-parole period.

In the County Court sentencing hearing, the court was told Morris had made a seven-year-old boy sit on his lap in front of his class and masturbated him behind a book.

He rubbed another young victim’s penis as he sat next to him on a bus returning from a swimming lesson.

One of the boys, the court heard, now suffers from a debilitating compulsion to wash himself over and over, and throw away clothes he felt were contaminated.

In his sentencing, County Court judge Gerard Mullaly said Morris’ offending was sickening, and a “comprehensive abuse of trust”.

“Each of them has been left with lifelong scars,” Judge Mullaly said.

Morris has since appealed the length of his sentence. A judgment is yet to be handed down. Trial dates have not been set for the civil actions.

Mr Magazanik said the real number of Morris’ victims must be “enormous”, given he had worked at at least seven primary schools in 15 years, was a cub leader and coached junior sports.

 

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/education-department-faces-lawsuits-over-claims-paedophile-teacher-was-shuffled-between-schools-20160918-griuyq.html


Brisbane Grammar, St Paul’s had history of sex abuse, commission finds

February 15, 2017

Two prestigious Queensland schools have been revealed as sites of significant historical child sexual abuse, with “no systems, policies or procedures” in place to deal with allegations made against two staff with a long history of alleged child sexual abuse.

The Royal Commission released it’s findings into two Brisbane schools, including Brisbane Grammar School, an affluent boarding school for boys, and St Paul’s School, a coeducational private school operated by the Anglican Church, this morning.

It comes after a number of former students from both schools gave evidence to the Royal Commission, claiming they were sexually abused by Mr Kevin Lynch and Gregory Robert Knight while they were teachers between 1973 and 1997.

Mr Kevin Lynch worked as a teacher and then counsellor at Brisbane Grammar school, in Spring Hill, and St Pauls School, in Bald Hills.

He was found to have “sexually abuse a large number of students” during his time at Brisbane Grammar.

A number of senior staff at Brisbane Grammar were made aware of complaints against Mr Lynch but the headmaster, Doctor Maxwell Howell “did not report the matter to the police of the board of trustees”.

“In doing so he failed in his obligations to protect the safety and well being of the students,” the Royal Commission found.

“We find that during Dr Howell’s period as headmaster there was a culture at Brisbane Grammar where boys who made allegations of sexual abuse were not believed and allegations were not acted upon”.

Mr Lynch left Brisbane Grammar and took up a position as a counsellor at St Pauls’ Anglican School in 1989, where he continued sexually abusing students.

He was charged with 9 counts of abuse committed against one St Paul’s student in 1997 and committed suicide the following day.

The report found both schools had failed, in several cases, to investigate sexual abuse allegations and take measure to ensure the students under their care were kept safe.

Gregory Robert Knight worked as a teacher at St Paul’s between 1981 and 1984 and had previously worked at Willunga High School in South Australia and Brisbane Boys’ College in Queensland.

Inquiries uncovered that Knight had sexually abused a number of boys during his time in South Australia but, instead of being referred to the police, he was allowed to resign which meant “he maintained his registration as a teacher in South Australia”.

Allegations of sexual abuse continued during Mr Knight’s subsequent employment at Brisbane Boys College, in Brisbane’s western suburbs, and St Pauls’ Anglican School, where complaints were made that he had sexually abused a number of students in his capacity as a teacher.

The Royal Commission found that, following these complaints, St Pauls’ headmaster Gilbert Case accepted Knight’s resignation and gave him a favourable reference.

He then went on to teach at Dripstone High School in the Northern Territory, where another student alleged he had sexually abuses them and he was eventually charged with a number of offences.

He was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment.

The report pointed to a number of systemic failures in both Brisbane Grammar and St Pauls that “did not encourage or facilitate the reporting by students or staff of any instances or suspected instances of child sexual abuse”.

The hearing continues.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/in-depth/royal-commission/brisbane-grammar-st-pauls-had-history-of-sex-abuse-commission-finds/news-story/112b23c23da5008996863269fbe84087

Religious institutions were 59% of reported abuse (37% Catholic). 70% abused were male. Abuse began @ average age 10

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/may/16/royal-commission-has-led-to-more-than-100-child-abuse-prosecutions-says-head?CMP=share_btn_tw

Elite Qld schools failed to act on abuse

February 15, 2017

Two prestigious Queensland schools failed to protect students from sexual abuse, doing nothing about complaints from victims who were not believed, a royal commission has found.

The culture at Brisbane Grammar School for 24 years under former headmaster Dr Maxwell Howell meant boys who alleged abuse were not believed, the commission said on Wednesday.

After counsellor Kevin Lynch moved on to the Anglican St Paul’s School where he again sexually abused students during counselling sessions, two boys who went to headmaster Gilbert Case were labelled liars.

Mr Case’s inaction when told Lynch and teacher Gregory Robert Knight had sexually abused children meant he did not achieve his most fundamental obligation to keep students safe, the commission said.

It said Mr Case, who was headmaster at St Paul’s from 1979-2000, was put in charge of all Anglican schools in Brisbane despite former archbishop and governor-general Peter Hollingworth and diocese general manager Bernard Yorke, knowing about allegations he took no action when told of abuse by Lynch.

Brisbane Grammar missed opportunities to discover Lynch’s abuse because it failed to keep adequate records of students’ attendance at counselling sessions and their absence from classes, the commission said.

A number of complaints about Lynch were made to senior Brisbane Grammar staff, most significantly to its 1965-1989 headmaster Dr Howell, who died in 2011.

The commission said Dr Howell did not investigate a 1981 complaint or report it to police or the school’s board of trustees, failing in his obligation to protect students.

“We find that during Dr Howell’s period as headmaster there was a culture at Brisbane Grammar where boys who made allegations of sexual abuse were not believed and allegations were not acted upon.”

St Paul’s also took no action to deal with complaints about Lynch sexually abusing students, the commission’s report said.

The commission rejected Mr Case’s evidence that two students did not tell him they had been abused by Lynch, who committed suicide a day after being charged in 1997 with sex offences against another St Paul’s pupil.

“Mr Case told the students they were lying and threatened to punish them if they persisted with the allegations,” it said.

There were allegations during Knight’s three years teaching music at St Paul’s that he sexually abused a number of students.

The school’s only action was that Mr Case accepted Knight’s resignation in October 1984, giving him a favourable reference, the commission said.

Knight was accused of sexually abusing students at a South Australian school before joining St Paul’s and afterwards at a Northern Territory school, where he tried to resign but was immediately sacked and reported to police.

Dr Hollingworth’s successor as archbishop Phillip Aspinall reached a negotiated settlement for Mr Case to leave his position as executive director of the Anglican Schools Commission, a role that required him to ensure the schools had proper child protection policies.

Current Anglican Schools Commission executive director Sherril Molloy said measures were now in place to better protect children, including trained student protection officers in each school.

Brisbane Grammar repeated its unreserved apology and said it has learnt from its past failures.

http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/abused-qld-students-not-believed/news-story/c13ed887ec55f544914f306dcb0e3670

Cranbrook headmaster Nicholas Sampson wrote ‘misleading’ letters after sexual abuse allegations raised

14 Feb 2017

Headmaster: response ‘just not good enough’

Former Geelong Grammar headmaster Nicholas Sampson faces questions about how the school dealt with allegations of sexual misconduct by former teacher Jonathon Harvey

The headmaster of one Sydney’s most expensive private schools, Cranbrook, wrote “misleading” letters about a teacher accused of child sexual abuse at his former school and failed to report the allegations to a higher authority, a royal commission has found.

Nicholas Sampson, then the headmaster of Victoria’s Geelong Grammar, paid teacher Jonathan Harvey to retire early in 2004 to avoid any formal complaints of child sex abuse being made against him.

Harvey was later found guilty of sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy known as BLF by repeatedly plying him with alcohol, fondling his genitals and forcing him into a threesome with another man in the 1970s.

Mr Sampson told the commission he was alerted to allegations against Harvey by the victim’s brother, BLW, and conducted a “fairly cursory” investigation before asking Mr Harvey to retire early.

The commissioners found Mr Sampson should have notified the Victorian Institute of Teaching about the allegations and that he “should have made a documentary record of the reason [Harvey left the school]”.

Instead, Mr Sampson wrote letters to Harvey thanking him for his “outstanding service”, praising him as a “wonderful teacher, an outstanding housemaster, a fine and thoughtful colleague and a tremendous and committed schoolmaster”.

A second letter from Mr Sampson to Harvey confirmed an extra year of pay following his retirement “due to the exceptional service [he] offered”.

The commission dismissed Mr Sampson’s defence that the letters were for personal use: “The letters were plainly kept amongst the school’s formal records in relation to Harvey,” it found

 

“We also reject the submission that the letters were not misleading. No other records were produced which recorded the real reason for Harvey’s departure from the school, and no explanation was given as to why such documents were not produced.”

Mr Sampson, who became the headmaster of Cranbrook in 2012, an Anglican, $35,000-a-year school in Bellevue Hill, told the commission he was acting in the best interests of the victim, BLF, who did not want his identity revealed.

“We accept that Mr Sampson attempted to act in the best interests of BLF by securing Harvey’s resignation without disclosing his identity,” the Commission found. “It is clear, however, that he should have notified the Victorian Institute of Teaching.”

Royal Commission: Vatican has no test for paedophiles

In a separate sitting on Tuesday, the Commission also heard there was no requirement for the Catholic clergy to be screened for sexual attraction to children but that the Vatican does have a detailed assessment procedure for homosexuality.

The Catholic Church’s central authority spent 13 years developing a protocol on homosexual tendencies among potential priests but has stayed “silent” on the issue of paedophiles, the commission heard.

The commission is examining factors behind abuse claims in the Catholic church, with data showing seven per cent of priests were alleged offenders between 1950-2010.

“As I understand it, the Vatican is specific that you must test for homosexual tendencies but the Vatican is silent in that same way on testing for children,” Commissioner Andrew Murray said.

Sister Lydia Allen, who assesses candidates for the Seminary of the Good Shepherd in Homebush, said the Vatican was working on such a document.

“I have asked them if they have any documents on this situation of child abuse and they don’t yet … it’s part of a project they are going to work on,” she said.

“They do not have . . . anything that says, ‘You must assess for that’.

“However, I think it would be an unspoken rule. I don’t think it needs to be stated explicitly because it’s so obvious.”

David Leary, an academic and Franciscan friar, told the inquiry the assessment process was flawed.

“The first test for a candidate for either religious life or the seminary or for the priesthood is not a question about whether or not they’re homosexual,” he said.

“It’s about whether or not they are compassionate and that’s the thing that needs to be tested.”

Dr Leary said the Catholic church was “highly resistant” to understanding how its structures may have led to child sexual abuse.

“I don’t think we understand the psychology that underpins … child sexual abuse,” he said. “It’s really clear in every other jurisdiction except the church.”

Peter Thompson, rector of Vianney College in Wagga Wagga, told the commission it would be impossible to effectively screen every candidate for the priesthood.

“No one can infallibly predict that someone is not going to offend,” he said.

The hearing, before Justice Peter McClellan, continues.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/cranbrook-headmaster-wrote-misleading-letters-after-sexual-abuse-allegations-royal-commission-finds-20170214-gucoju.html

2004

Marlborough College, educator of royalty – the school in Wiltshire where Princess Eugenie is a pupil.

Former pupils include the poets John Betjeman and Siegfried Sassoon, the actor James Mason, the traitor Anthony Blunt, and songwriters Nick Drake and Chris de Burgh

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1496642/So-I-have-400-misdemeanours-I-dont-think-Im-badly-behaved.html

Ghislaine Maxwell is alleged to have supplied a number of under-aged girls for Jeffrey Epstein‘s sexual abuse and sex-trafficking scheme, according to US court documents.

The 53-year-old was educated at Marlborough College and Balliol College, Oxford.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/prince-andrew-sex-slave-scandal-who-ghislaine-maxwell-1481707

College rocked by new sex scandal

TEACHER Andrew Richards has left Marlborough College after police launched an inquiry into his alleged possession of computer porn.

This week both police and the £22,000-a-year public school, where Princess Eugenie is a pupil, have confirmed that a teacher is being questioned over material found on his computer.

Neither the school or police would name the teacher but the Gazette has established that the man arrested was the housemaster of C3 House.

Sources within the police force and the school confirmed that it had been Richards who was arrested.

The maths teacher was arrested in his home at the school after police carried out an undercover operation two weeks ago and seized his computer. They took action after receiving information that Richards had downloaded obscene images on his computer, which is still being examined by a specialist team of officers.

After news of the arrest began to circulate in the town this week the school issued a statement saying: “Marlborough College can confirm that following the discovery of inappropriate material on a computer, one of our masters has left the school with immediate effect.

“There is no suggestion of improper behaviour with any pupil in the school.

“The College brought the matter to the attention of the relevant authorities, with whom we have been working closely.

“We understand that the police are carrying out an investigation into

this matter and therefore it would not be right for us to comment

further.”

The master of the public school, Nicholas Sampson, said he was unable to make any further comment.

Wiltshire police put out a statement saying: “On Saturday, April 30 as a result of information received from Marlborough College a male member of staff was arrested and interviewed at Salisbury police station.

“The man was subsequently bailed without being charged to return to Salisbury police station on a date in June.

“Inquiries are being completed to establish if any offences have been committed.”

Marlborough College, one of the top five public schools in the UK, has been rocked by several sex scandals in recent years.

In 2003 the school’s swimming pool manager, Mark Davies, was arrested after allegedly indecent pictures were found on his computer. Davies, brother of the Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies, was cautioned but not charged.

In 2002 there was another scandal when students sitting an exam saw pornographic pictures projected onto a screen. Teacher Richard Jowett, who had been invigilating, had been looking at pictures of naked women on his computer unaware that it was sending the images to an overhead screen in full view of pupils.

http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/7248830.College_rocked_by_new_sex_scandal/

Geelong Grammar took no steps to protect students after abuse reports, says inquiry

14 Feb 2017

Royal commission releases report into prestigious Victorian private school criticising headmaster who went on to Eton College

The prestigious Geelong Grammar School’s long-time headmaster took no steps to bring in measures to protect students from a teacher alleged to have sexually abused pupils, a royal commission has found.

Geelong Grammar’s 1980-94 headmaster, John Lewis, allowed Jonathan Harvey to remain at the school despite knowing about allegations against him, the child sex abuse royal commission said.

It said by 1991, Lewis – who became headmaster of England’s elite Eton College after leaving Geelong Grammar – knew about allegations Harvey sexually abused students in 1982 and 1985 as well as allegations of inappropriate conduct with students.

“Despite this knowledge, Mr Lewis allowed Harvey to remain in a position where he had unsupervised access to students,” its report said. “Mr Lewis did not take any steps to prepare policies or procedures to protect the safety and welfare of the students at Geelong Grammar.”

Geelong Grammar’s 2001-04 headmaster Nicholas Sampson, now headmaster of Sydney’s Cranbrook School, organised for Harvey to be paid his entire 2005 salary to retire a year early after a staff member complained his brother had been abused by the teacher in the 1970s.

Sampson attempted to act in the victim’s best interests by securing Harvey’s resignation without disclosing the former student’s identity, but should have notified the Victorian Institute of Teaching, the commission found.

Sampson thanked the maths teacher for his outstanding service and did not record in writing the real reasons for Harvey’s departure, despite verbally informing others at the school about the allegations.

The commission said he should have made a documentary record of the reasons, but accepted Sampson’s evidence that he would now approach a similar situation very differently.

The royal commission also criticised Geelong Grammar for not investigating a boarder’s 1989 complaint that he was sexually abused, before expelling the 14-year-old for speaking out.

No member of staff notified police of the allegations, the commission said. Lewis should have ensured the allegation was investigated, it said.

The commission also found the school’s Highton campus master Robert John Bugg was involved in the boarder’s dismissal for discussing the sexual assault with other students.

Bugg must have believed the likely perpetrator was probably a staff member, it said. “In removing BIW from the school and not investigating the complaint, Mr Bugg failed to protect BIW’s interests and the interests of other students at Highton.”

Live-in boarding house assistant Philippe Trutmann was convicted for abusing BIW and 40 other Geelong Grammar students.

The commission found the school put its own financial interests before those of a student seeking compensation after being sexually abused by a teacher by not disclosing that it knew the teacher may have been jailed for pedophilia.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/feb/14/geelong-grammar-took-no-steps-to-protect-students-after-abuse-reports-says-inquiry?CMP=share_btn_tw

‘A tsunami of survivors’: Law firms swamped by historical child abuse victims

2 Apr 2017

Australian legal firms are experiencing unprecedented demand from people who have suffered alleged child sexual abuse in institutions such as churches, schools and youth groups.

The demand has been spurred on by revelations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and legal reforms which allow survivors to make a claim for damages regardless of when the abuse allegedly occurred.

Shine Lawyers received 61 inquiries about historical child sexual abuse in 2012, prior to the commencement of the royal commission in 2013. Last year the firm received 730 inquiries, an increase of more than 1000 per cent.

Law firm Maurice Blackburn has also experienced a surge in people exploring their legal options, with hundreds of new inquiries.

Shine Lawyers abuse law principal Lisa Flynn said the commission had created widespread public awareness about the devastating impact of abuse.

“It is an extraordinary increase which is largely due to the spotlight cast by the royal commission,” she said.

“The royal commission’s work over the past four years has really encouraged people to come forward and seek assistance. It’s been a tsunami of survivors coming forward.”

The commission held its final public hearing last week and will hand down its final report in December.

Ms Flynn said that while the long-running inquiry is wrapping up, it has left a strong legacy for survivors.

“Survivors have seen the bravery of others in coming forward and that’s given them the encouragement they need to come forward themselves,” she said.

“We know from people who have told their stories, it’s such a powerful way of seeking validation and justice.”

A number of states, including NSW, have scrapped the statute of limitations for civil action by child sexual abuse survivors, many of whom take decades to disclose.

Maurice Blackburn institutional abuse specialist Danielle De Paoli??? said the reform had allowed more survivors to come forward and seek justice.

“We expect this to continue, particularly given many states have now acted to ensure that archaic statutes of limitations have been removed to allow long overdue access to justice for abuse survivors,” she said.

Ms De Paoli said many defendants unnecessarily delayed redress for people who had been abused in an institution.

“Unfortunately too many organisations, including Scouts NSW and organisations of the Anglican and Catholic Churches, still continue to do the wrong thing by survivors, in spite of the significant evidence uncovered by the royal commission,” she said.

Figures released by the royal commission show the Catholic church paid $280 million in compensation to victims of alleged child sexual abuse between 1980-2015 and Anglican church dioceses have payments of just over $34 million in response to complaints over the same period.

The Federal government has announced a national redress scheme to compensate survivors to run for 10 years from 2018.

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/4570843/a-tsunami-of-survivors-law-firms-swamped-by-historical-child-abuse-victims/


Feb 20 2017

Extraordinary legacy and hero to many; school knew of abuse allegation when it sent a tribute letter

The heads of a Melbourne private school knew a former teacher had been charged with abusing a student when they wrote a letter paying tribute to his “extraordinary legacy”.

The letter, branded by lawyers as “stupid and insensitive”, prompted two Old Boys to seek legal action against Trinity Grammar.

It’s the second abuse claim to rock the exclusive school, with another former employee set to go to trial over 41 historical sex offences against five boys.

The latest scandal involves respected former teacher Christopher Howell, who was charged by police in November 2015 with the indecent assault of a student in the late 1960s.

Mr Howell, who had taught at the school for 43 years, took his own life days before his court appearance last January.

In a letter to the school community after his death, the school’s heads paid tribute to his “extraordinary legacy”.

“To many, including those penning this letter, Chris Howell was, is and always will be the best educator we have known. He was a hero to many who worked with him and alongside him,” the letter, by headmaster Michael Davies and deputy headmaster Rohan Brown, stated.

“Chris was admired by so many; he always worked in the best interests of the boys and tirelessly in the service of others.”

The letter prompted three men, including one who sparked the criminal court case, to seek legal representation.

Two have subsequently issued civil claims in the Victorian Supreme Court against the school and Mr Howell’s estate.

“Stupid and insensitive is the only way to describe the headmaster’s letter,” Rightside Legal partner Michael Magazanik said.

“Our clients were appalled. Each of them had spoken with the school about what had happened to them.”

One of the men reported being sexually abused in the boarding house, where Mr Howell had been a resident master, and another said he was repeatedly sexually assaulted on a bushwalking trip in Victoria’s mountains. The boys were about 14 and 16 at the time.

The school was aware of the criminal charge against the former teacher at the time of the letter after his death.

In November 2015, Dr Davies said the Anglican school fully supported police in their investigations.

“The allegation has been brought by an Old Boy of Trinity who attended the school in the late 1960s,” he reportedly wrote in a letter to parents.

“He was made an offer of counselling and ongoing support and was referred to the police.”

He said the former teacher, who was still involved with the school, withdrew from all activities following the charge.

He encouraged all other pupils who felt “aggrieved” to come forward.

“Our greatest concern is for our students and, as ever, we prioritise their well being and that of our Old Boys.”

It is believed other former students had also contacted police following Mr Howell’s death.

Fairfax Media made repeated attempts to contact the school for a response.

A long-term colleague of Mr Howell’s said the allegations have rocked the school community.

“It has torn apart the community and we know, from our Old Boys particularly, they are devastated. So many of them have great memories of Chris, clearly there are some who don’t,” they said.

“I don’t know how you can defend something like this when the person is no longer here.”

Mr Howell was the acting head of the senior school at the time of his retirement in 2009.

Mark Watson, another former employee, has been listed to face a County Court trial in May. Mr Watson, who cared for boarding school students, is accused of abusing boys between 1975 and 1978.

Two of the alleged victims, aged 12 and 13, were Trinity students.

Law firm Maurice Blackburn is handling the compensation claims of at least one of the alleged victims.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/extraordinary-legacy-and-hero-to-many-school-knew-of-abuse-allegation-when-it-sent-tribute-letter-20170218-gufzfq.html


Royal commission: Outrage over church’s financial support for paedophile priests

24 Feb 2017

An admission that the Sydney Catholic archdiocese provides financial support for convicted paedophile priests has drawn outrage from sex abuse survivors at a royal commission.

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher told the inquiry the church supports convicted Catholic clergy living in the community.

“That would include assistance with housing and some other kinds of assistance,” he told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

“I am so angry at what they have done, I don’t want to give them anything further by way of help, but throwing them back on their family or community … others would say that’s just the church washing its hand again of responsibility.

“It’s a situation of damned if we do and damned if we don’t.”

Archbishop Fisher, along with archbishops from Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, faced their second day of questioning at the inquiry into Catholic church authorities.

He told the commission the church could not confidently monitor convicted paedophile priests in the community.

“I can’t pretend we have remotely sufficient supervision for me to be assured they are not misbehaving again, that they are no risk,” he said.

“People can be very deceptive and clever in not letting on what they are up to.”

Archbishop Fisher’s comments drew the ire of Catholic church sex abuse survivors, many of whom say they have not been compensated fairly.

The inquiry has previously heard a recent reassessment of claims relating to the Christian Brothers order found almost 170 people were underpaid $14 million.

Outside the hearing, survivor advocate Gabrielle Short questioned how the church could justify financially supporting convicted priests when many survivors lived in poverty.

Advocate Mark Fabbro described the church’s internal complaints handling schemes, Towards Healing and the Melbourne Response, as “failures” that have not adequately compensated victims.

“It’s clear they are still in the mode of protecting the church at all costs,” he said.

“The priority seems to lie with putting the interests of the church before the interests of the victims.”

Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart told the inquiry the future of the Melbourne Response was under consideration ahead of the introduction of a national redress scheme next year.

“I’d have to take advice on the pros and cons with that but I’d certainly be prepared to look at it,” he said.

The inquiry heard the archbishops would directly inform Pope Francis of the concerns raised at the royal commission, which has spent the past three weeks examining factors that led to a high proportion of child sexual abuse in the Catholic church.

Archbishop of Brisbane Mark Coleridge said the Vatican was too far removed from victims.

“One of the difficulties that the Holy See faces is that at times these are people who have never been at the coalface,” he said.

“They have never sat down with victims. They haven’t heard the stories. They haven’t listened to the pain. As long as that continues there will be fumbling … from the Holy See.”

The five archbishops indicated support for a new national regulator, Catholic Professional Standards Ltd, which will set, enforce and audit new benchmarks.

Archbishop Fisher told the inquiry the body would lead to greater transparency and accountability within the church.

“Clearly what we don’t want is any risk of returning to era of cover-ups and excuses and avoiding scrutiny,” he said.

The hearing, before Justice Peter McClellan, has adjourned.

http://www.cowraguardian.com.au/story/4491675/royal-commission-outrage-over-churchs-financial-support-for-paedophile-priests/

Cardinal Pell (pictured) was previously the Archbishop in both Sydney and Melbourne and is now serving at the Vatican

The alleged abuse was said to have taken place in the back room of Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral in the late 1990s, with the choirboy then asking to leave the choir, the book alleges.


Cardinal George Pell accused of sexually abusing two choirboys, book claims

Vatican’s financial chief, who has always denied wrongdoing, faces fresh allegations of abuse, relating to his time as archbishop of Melbourne

Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s most senior Catholic, is accused of abusing two boys at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne in the 1990s

New allegations of child abuse are being levelled against Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican’s financial chief and the most senior figure in the Australian Catholic church.

Fairfax Media has reported claims contained in a new book, Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell, that he sexually abused two choirboys at St Patrick’s cathedral after becoming archbishop of Melbourne in the 1990s.

The author Louise Milligan first flagged these claims on the ABC’s 7.30 Report in July last year. But according to Fairfax Milligan’s book, to be released on Monday, contains details of the accusations that have not been made public before.

After the 7.30 Report Pell accused the ABC of conducting a “scandalous smear campaign.”

Cardinal Pell’s office issued a statement on Saturday saying the cardinal had “not been notified by the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions or Victoria police of the status of their investigations, which have been underway since at least February 2016.”

“Cardinal Pell will not seek to interfere in the course of justice by responding to the allegations made by Melbourne University Press (publisher of Milligan’s book) and media outlets today, other than to restate that any allegations of child abuse made against him are completely false,” the statement said.

“He repeats his vehement and consistent denials of any and all such accusations, and stands by all the evidence he has given to the royal commission.”

The boys, students at St Kevin’s College, sang in the cathedral choir and were allegedly abused by the archbishop in a room somewhere in the precincts of the cathedral. They left the choir and the school shortly afterwards.

Milligan claims one of the choirboys died of a drug overdose in 2014. His mother was subsequently told by the second boy that they had been abused by Pell when they were teenagers at the cathedral.

Milligan writes that both spoke to the Sano taskforce established to investigate allegations that emerged during a parliamentary inquiry in Victoria and the later royal commission into child abuse.

Pell has now been accused of abusing boys at three stages of his career: as a seminarian, a priest and as archbishop of Melbourne.

He has denied all these allegations on a number of occasions. No charges have ever been laid against him in relation to them. The cardinal, prefect of the secretariat for the economy at the Vatican, has stated that he willingly co-operated with the detectives of the Victoria police when they interviewed him in Rome in October last year.

Sano has also investigated allegations that as a young priest Pell abused boys in the swimming pool of his hometown Ballarat. Pell also denies these allegations.

Milligan writes that Pell and his defenders have been able to “bat off or gloss over” the swimming pool allegations by casting them as “horseplay or a bit of rough and tumble … The story of [the choirboys] has no such ambiguity. If these allegations are true, they point to utter, sinful hypocrisy.”

Citing ill health, Pell declined to return to Australia to give evidence to the royal commission in person last year and instead gave evidence by videolink from Rome. In February this year the Australian senate called on the cardinal to return home “to assist the Victorian police and office of public prosecutions with their investigation into these matters.”

Pell dismissed the parliamentary resolution as “an interference on the part of the Senate in the due process of the Victoria Police investigation.”

According to reports, the police have now twice sent briefs of evidence concerning Pell to the Victorian office of public prosecutions.

The Guardian is not claiming Cardinal Pell is guilty of any allegations of sex abuse, only that they have been investigated by police.

Operation Sano continues.

The Guardian contacted the Vatican, Pell’s office in Rome and his office in Australia for comment.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/may/13/cardinal-george-pell-accused-of-sexually-abusing-two-choirboys-book-claims?CMP=share_btn_tw


Cardinal George Pell ‘to be CHARGED over child sex abuse allegations’ sending shockwaves through the Catholic Church

  • Cardinal George Pell will reportedly be summoned to Australia by police
  • The summons is believed to be related to a child sex abuse investigation  
  • Authorities are expected to announce the possible charges this morning

Cardinal George Pell is expected to be charged over child sex abuse allegations.

It is understood Cardinal George Pell will be summonsed to Australia from Rome in relation to a child sex investigation by Victoria police.

The summons will be issued today to the 76-year-old head of finances for the Vatican, according to The Australian.

Authorities are expected to provide additional details on the investigation and possible charges this morning.

It is not clear whether the cardinal will return home from Europe or if he will be extradited to face the charges.

Cardinal George Pell is expected to be charged over child sex abuse allegations (pictured eating in Italy)

Cardinal George Pell is expected to be charged over child sex abuse allegations (pictured eating in Italy)

Cardinal Pell will be summoned to Australia from Rome in relation to a child sex investigation by Victoria police
Cardinal Pell will be summoned to Australia from Rome in relation to a child sex investigation by Victoria police

Cardinal Pell will be summoned to Australia from Rome in relation to a child sex investigation by Victoria police

Cardinal Pell appeared via video-link for a public hearing of Australia’s national child-abuse Royal Commission in early 2015.

When he was asked to fly to Australia to appear in person, he declined, citing health problems.

The Cardinal was interviewed by three detectives from the taskforce in Rome in October 2016, who updated the evidence.

He has strongly denied the allegations of abuse.

The Office of Public Prosecutions submitted a second brief of evidence on Cardinal Pell to the police last month, according to The Herald Sun.

The summary said charges could be laid against Pell based on the evidence but that it was up to the to decide if they wanted to or not.

The Sano taskforce, which investigates allegations of sexual abuse, has been investigating Cardinal Pell since 2016

The Sano taskforce, which investigates allegations of sexual abuse, has been investigating Cardinal Pell since 2016

Police could be powerless to make Cardinal Pell return to Australia because he is so high up in the Vatican that he has diplomatic immunity.

Cardinal Pell was appointed to the Vatican’s Secretariat of Economy in 2014, the third highest ranked position within the church.

His high ranking grants him diplomatic immunity in Australia, meaning he cannot be forced to attend court or provide information, according to legal experts.

New South Wales state parliament member David Shoebridge told the Newcastle Herald in May that Australia had an extradition treaty with Italy, but it did not include the Vatican.

‘[Australia] hasn’t managed in 44 years to get one in place with the tiny pretend nation-state of the Vatican that exists wholly within Rome,’ he said.

‘This is why George Pell can’t be forced back to face questioning.’

Victoria Police will not comment on reports Cardinal George Pell is to be charged by summons over historic child sex abuse allegations.


A series of letters and documents published on the sex abuse royal commission’s website reveal details of Ridsdale’s abuse and the response from the Catholic Church, including Ballarat bishop Ronald Mulkearns.

‘I went haywire with altar boys’

Paedophile Gerald Ridsdale (left) arriving to court with George Pell 

Ridsdale has been convicted for abusing more than 50 children over three decades, dating back to his ordination in 1961.

After parents complained to then Ballarat Bishop James O’Collins about Ridsdale in 1961, O’Collins told him: “If this thing happens again then you’re off to the Missions” and sent him to Mildura. The royal commission was also told Bishop Mulkearns knew in 1975 that Ridsdale had abused boys — but did not act until 1988.

One of Australia’s most notorious paedophiles, Gerald Ridsdale

Inquiry probes Ridsdale’s relationship with Cardinal George Pell

Ridsdale told the royal commission the fact Cardinal George Pell accompanied him to court on child sex abuse charges in the 1990s was insignificant.

He said he could not recall much about his relationship with the then Father Pell in Ballarat in the 1970s, except he “would’ve met him, because he was Ballarat born-and-bred”.

“I can’t remember him being there … I can’t remember him … I never had much to do with him,” Ridsdale said of Cardinal Pell.

“We needed some people to come along [to court] for support … I don’t see it as having a very big significance.”

Ridsdale said his barrister asked Cardinal Pell to go to court, and he did not ask him himself.

He said, at the time, he did not know if Cardinal Pell knew about the nature of his charges, and he did not know, what Cardinal Pell planned to say.

He said his legal team was “clutching at straws.”

https://aussiecriminals.com.au/2015/05/27/vile-paedophile-gerald-ridsdale-gives-evidence-at-royal-commission-today/

Royal Commission into sex abuse hears of suicide problem in Ballarat

IT has been called a city that has a suicide rate “through the roof” and is marred by a “landscape of death”. And one old class photo illustrates it in black and white.

Ballarat is considered one of the most horrific sites of abuse in Australia after it was revealed

that at one time in the 1970s all the male teachers and the chaplain at the St Alipius primary school were molesting children.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse this week moved to the regional Victorian city for hearings, and is expected to hear from one of Australia’s most vile paedophiles, Father Gerald Ridsdale.

It has also heard from sex abuse victims, who are detailing the crimes that were committed against them — and the lifelong trauma that created.

Philip Nagle was the first witness to give evidence yesterday. From the witness box, he held a black-and-white picture up of his grade-four photo from St Alipius Primary School in 1974, The Age reported.

Paedophile Gerald Ridsdale will be called to give evidence at the Ballarat hearings of the Royal Commission into child abuse.

Paedophile Gerald Ridsdale will be called to give evidence at the Ballarat hearings of the Royal Commission into child abuse.

There were rows of boys in uniform, who should all be aged in their 50s now. Instead, a third of the boys in the image are dead, believed by suicide.

It’s a graphic example of the suicide problem Ballarat has grappled with since the sexual abuse of what is feared to have been hundreds of schoolboys.

The exact number of victims isn’t known. There is no concrete evidence to link the suicides to sexual abuse, although Fairfax has previously detailed secret police reports that count at least 40 suicides by people sexually abused at the hands of Catholic clergy in Victoria.

But some are in no doubt the two are linked.

Peter Blenkiron, was 11 when he was abused at the Brothers’ other school in Ballarat, St

Patrick’s College, estimates there’s been 10 suicides in the regional Victorian city in the past year alone.

He told the ABC: “Ballarat has got this hidden trauma and landscape of death about it. I believe the suicide rate is higher than the road toll and we don’t hear about it. We have to stop that.”

He said the suicide rate was “through the roof” and believed since the abuse by the Christian Brothers an “atomic bomb went off and it’s destroyed so many lives over the years.”

Along with the suicides, there had been a number of other premature deaths linked to substance abuse.

St. Alipius primary school in Ballarat where many boys were molested.

St. Alipius primary school in Ballarat where many boys were molested.

Another victim will give harrowing evidence today of losing three family members to suicide who were abused as children by Catholic clergy in Ballarat.

The victim, who cannot be named, was sexually abused by convicted paedophiles Father Gerald Francis Ridsdale and Brother Robert Charles Best.

His brothers and a cousin committed suicide after being abused.

He is expected to tell his story to the royal commission today, the second day of a three-week hearing in the Victorian regional city devastated by decades of abuse.

 

‘I went haywire with altar boys’

Paedophile Gerald Ridsdale (left) arriving to court with George Pell 

A major focus of the Ballarat hearing is who was responsible for moving Father Gerald Francis Ridsdale from parish to parish, allowing him to continue to offend, and why.

Ridsdale abused more than 50 children as he was moved between nine Victorian parishes over three decades. He also abused an altar boy in Sydney.

Witness Philip Nagle has told the royal commission a third of his classmates had committed suicide

Then Ballarat Bishop Ronald Mulkearns knew Ridsdale had abused boys, “so he was taken out of there” and again moved to another parish, the commission heard yesterday.

Ridsdale will give evidence from jail via videolink later during the hearing.

with Australian Associated Press

http://www.news.com.au/national/crime/royal-commission-into-sex-abuse-hears-of-suicide-problem-in-ballarat/news-story/0ae5aa11e0505a69998b578e3d7c219b

George Pell with Gerald Ridsdale (left) arriving to court in 1993. Picture: Supplied

The photo that has dogged George Pell for years

THE photograph was striking: There was George Pell, then an auxiliary bishop, walking side-by-side into court with Gerald Ridsdale, the man later found to be Australia’s worst paedophile priest.

The decision by Cardinal Pell, now a Vatican cardinal, to support his former housemate that day in 1993 led to an image that has lived on in infamy in Australia for more than two decades, creating an image of a man who appeared to be more concerned with protecting the church than its flock.

And it made him something of a PR scapegoat for all that was wrong with how the Catholic Church handled the clergy sex abuse crisis.

Though Cardinal Pell went on to ascend the ranks of the Catholic Church and become Pope Francis’ chief financial adviser, he would eventually find himself pulled back to Australia.

On Thursday, Australian police charged him with “historic sexual assault offences” making Cardinal Pell the highest-ranking Vatican official to ever be charged in the church’s long-running abuse scandal.

George Pell with Gerald Ridsdale (left) arriving to court in 1993. Picture: Supplied

George Pell with Gerald Ridsdale (left) arriving to court in 1993.

Cardinal Pell has vehemently denied the allegations and vowed to return to Australia to clear his name. But he is likely to face a cool reception in his homeland, where he faced years of accusations that the church mishandled cases of clergy abuse when he was archbishop of Melbourne and, later, Sydney.

The towering former Aussie rules player’s abrasive nature has long been off-putting to many, with the father of one clergy abuse victim once accusing him of having a “lack of empathy.”

Cardinal Pell himself acknowledged as much in 2013, saying of his decision to support Ridsdale that day 20 years earlier: “I intended no disrespect to the victims. I understand now that they perceived it — and probably rightly — as such, but I did not at the time.”

Pope Benedict XVI with Cardinal George Pell. Picture: AP/Mark Baker

Pope Benedict XVI with Cardinal George Pell.

Cardinal Pell has said he set the program up out of compassion, though victims later criticised it as a way to keep them from suing the church.

“His style can be robust and direct; he does not wear his heart on his sleeve,” seven Australian archbishops and bishops wrote in a statement supporting Cardinal Pell in 2015.

“But underneath, he has a big heart for people.”

Cardinal Pell was born in 1941 in Ballarat, a deeply Catholic city in the southern Australian state of Victoria that would eventually become the epicentre of the nation’s clergy abuse crisis.

He was ordained a priest for the Ballarat diocese in 1966, and became an auxiliary bishop of the Melbourne Archdiocese in 1987. In 1996, he was appointed archbishop of Melbourne and was made Sydney archbishop five years later.

Impressive as his career trajectory was, he never managed to shake the Ridsdale controversy.

In many ways, the photograph encapsulated the Catholic Church’s attitude toward sex abuse the world over: Church leaders regularly sided with the priests who stood accused of raping and molesting children, placing the reputation of the church above the safety of the young and the real needs of abuse victims.

And despite what supporters dubbed his pioneering efforts to compensate victims, he was dogged for years by allegations that he should have done more to stop clergy from abusing children in the first place, particularly in Ballarat.

The city was devastated by disclosures of a huge number of church abuse victims, scores of whom killed themselves in an unprecedented cluster of abuse-related suicides.

In 2012, Australia’s government announced a royal commission into how the Catholic Church and other institutions have responded to child sex abuse.

Cardinal Pell testified repeatedly before the commission, and was peppered with questions about current Vatican efforts to address the scandal as well as how he dealt with abuse allegations against other clergy members during his time in Australia.

The cardinal largely deflected any blame, though eventually conceded that he had erred by often believing the priests over victims.

Last year, Cardinal Pell sparked a fresh wave of anger in Australia after saying he was too ill to travel back to his home country to testify — for a third time — before the commission, opting instead to testify via video link from Rome.

A crowd-funding campaign was quickly set up to send abuse victims from Ballarat to Rome so they could watch the testimony in person. Comedian and musician Tim Minchin released a blistering song entitled Come Home (Cardinal Pell), in which he called the cardinal an ethically hypocritical, arrogant coward.

In 2014, Pope Francis named Cardinal Pell prefect of the new economy secretariat, tasked with getting the Vatican’s vast and complicated finances under control. Critics in Australia saw Cardinal Pell’s move as an attempt to leave the church’s troubles behind and avoid dealing with the abuse scandal.

His reception in Rome wasn’t much rosier; Cardinal Pell has been a polarising figure at the Vatican ever since his appointment. Soon after he was named, he drew swift scorn from the mostly Italian-headed Vatican bureaucracy for boasting that he had “found” some 1.4 billion euros “tucked away” in Vatican accounts that didn’t appear on balance sheets. In fact, the money was well known to the secretariat of state.

Cardinal George Pell says he will return to Australia to fight the charges. Picture: AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

Cardinal George Pell says he will return to Australia to fight the charges. Picture:

And over the years, he clashed with many other cardinals who resented his attitude suggesting that he was the main force for transparency and reform while others were resistant to change.

Cardinal Pell’s initial mandate was huge, tasked with broad rein to control all economic, administrative, personnel and procurement functions of the Holy See.

But the mandate was subsequently restricted to performing more of an oversight role. In a statement Thursday, the Vatican said Francis greatly appreciated Cardinal Pell’s “honesty” in working in the Curia and was grateful for his collaboration.

Francis was particularly grateful “for his energetic dedication to the reforms in the economic and administrative sector, as well as his active participation” in the pope’s group of nine cardinal advisers, the statement said.

But it was well known that Cardinal Pell and Francis had their differences in both style and substance.

It was Cardinal Pell, for example, who handed Francis a letter signed by 12 fellow cardinals complaining about the procedures surrounding Francis’ landmark synod on the family in 2015. The letter warned that the Catholic Church was at risk of collapse if bishops went too far in accommodating the flock over the contentious issue of letting civilly remarried Catholics receive communion.

In the end, Francis went ahead with the accommodation, albeit obliquely. In a statement Thursday, Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher stood by Pell and said the archdiocese would support him with accommodation upon his return.

“The George Pell I know is a man of integrity in his dealings with others, a man of faith and high ideals, a thoroughly decent man,” Fisher said.

http://www.news.com.au/national/courts-law/the-photo-that-has-dogged-george-pell-for-years/news-story/d218a60f50d73b3ba027d3bee4dd45c5

Cardinal Pell (C) walks with a heavy police guard from his barristers Robert Richter office to the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on July 26.

Vatican treasurer George Pell faces Australian court

July 26, 2017

One of the most senior figures in the Vatican will plead not guilty to multiple charges of historical sexual assault offenses, his lawyer told an Australian court on Wednesday.

Cardinal George Pell faced the Melbourne Magistrates Court Wednesday for his first hearing since the charges were made by Victoria Police last month.

Wednesday’s brief court hearing marked a significant moment in Australia, where Pell is the country’s most senior Catholic.

Pell is the most senior cardinal in the history of the Catholic Church ever to face criminal charges.
The cardinal, who is being represented by one of Australia’s leading criminal barristers, Robert Richter QC, has risen through the ranks from working as a young priest in Victoria to the third most powerful figure within the inner sanctum of the Vatican alongside Pope Francis.
His next court date will be on October 6.
The trial begins as Australia is still coming to terms with the shocking statistics published by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
The figures released February showed 7% of Australian priests, as well as other non-ordained religious brothers and sisters and other Church personnel, were accused of abusing children between 1950 and 2010.
The Commission found that approximately 40% of the priests from the religious order Brothers of St. John of God have allegations of abuse against them during this period.
The Commission also stated that the Church had been reluctant to investigate the reported abuse and also assisted in covering up the incidents after they were reported.

How George Pell gazumped other bishops to claim credit for tackling child abuse in the church

http://www.smh.com.au/national/how-george-pell-gazumped-other-bishops-to-claim-credit-for-tackling-child-abuse-in-the-church-20170510-gw1jrh.html

 

Child abuse royal commission: Priest abused every young boy at regional Victorian school, inquiry hears

23 Jul 2015

A notorious paedophile priest abused every boy at a regional Victorian school between the age of 10 and 16, the child sex abuse inquiry has heard.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is holding long-awaited public hearings in Ballarat to examine historical abuse suffered by children at a number of schools in the regional centre, at the hands of Catholic clergy and other members of the Church.

Some of Australia’s most notorious abusers, including Gerald Ridsdale, Robert Best and Edward Dowlan, were part of a paedophile ring operating in and around Ballarat for years.

In her opening address, Senior Counsel Assisting the Commission, Gail Furness SC, outlined the extent of Ridsdale’s offending.

She said the inquiry would hear evidence of Ridsdale’s time at the Mortlake parish during the early 1980s, including comments from the priest who took over from Ridsdale.

“Father Dennehy told the Catholic Church’s insurance investigator that he thought every male child between the ages of 10 years and 16 years, who were at the school, had been molested by Ridsdale,” she said.

Ms Furness said Ridsdale was a “prolific offender” during his time at Mortlake.

“There will be evidence that his behaviour around boys was no secret,” she said.

She also told the inquiry Cardinal George Pell – who later became Archbishop of Sydney and now oversees the Vatican’s finances – was one of seven present at a meeting in September 1982 where Bishop Ronald Mulkearns discussed the need to remove Ridsdale from the school.

She said under the heading of “staff” the notes from that meeting read:

The Bishop advised that it had become necessary for Father Gerald Risdale to move from the Parish of Mortlake.

Negotiations are under way to have him work with the Catholic Enquiry Centre in Sydney.

A new appointment to Mortlake will be necessary to take effect after October 17th.

The minutes did not disclose whether the Bishop said why the move was necessary, she told the inquiry.

“However … it is expected that there will be evidence that Bishop Mulkearns knew it was because Ridsdale had abused boys in Mortlake and that he had offended in this manner in 1975,” she said.

All male teachers at St Alipius PS were molesting

Ballarat was one of the most horrific sites of abuse and it was revealed that in 1971, all male teachers and the chaplain at the St Alipius primary school were molesting children.

Ms Furness said the royal commission would also hear from a survivor who had a photograph of his grade four class at St Alipius in the 1970s.

She said he would tell the hearing, of the 33 boys pictured, 12 had committed suicide.

In his opening address, inquiry chairman Justice Peter McClellan urged those attending the hearing to remember the victims and survivors.

“The evidence in the first stage of this hearing will include the personal stories of a number of survivors,” Justice McClellan said.

“That evidence will describe the gross violations of individuals by ordained members of the Catholic Church.

“As you are aware, the royal commission has revealed many shocking stories of the betrayal of children.

“As we listen to the evidence in this hearing, we should all reflect on the impact for those who have suffered in the Ballarat region, and the thousands of others who have suffered throughout Australia.”

Ridsdale to give evidence to inquiry via video link from prison

Justice McClellan said the inquiry would also hear from perpetrators but not directly about the circumstances of their offending.

“That has already been dealt with by the courts,” Justice McClellan said of Ridsdale’s crimes.

“However, the evidence has an important part to play in the royal commission coming to understand both the way ordained members of the Catholic Church became abusers and how the Church responded to allegations of their abuse.”

Ridsdale is serving an eight-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to 30 child sex offences in 2014.

It is the fourth time he has been jailed after three previous stints in prison for more than 100 other offences.

He will give evidence, possibly next week, via video link from prison.

The hearing will also consider why Ridsdale was able to move around to so many locations in Victoria, without being reported to police.

He offended and re-offended in Horsham, Inglewood, Camperdown, Ballarat North, Mildura, Swan Hill, Warrnambool, Ballarat East, Apollo Bay, Edenhope, Melbourne and Mortlake.

“I appreciate that the evidence of perpetrators may be confronting for some people, in particular survivors,” Justice McClellan said.

“However, without the evidence of perpetrators the true story of the response of the Church in Ballarat may never be completely revealed.

“I am aware that there may be different and strongly held views about the conduct of ordained people and the appropriateness of the response of leaders in the Church in the Ballarat Diocese.

“Many want this hearing. There are others who doubt the need for a public hearing. Some may not want the story told.

“Unless the truth is revealed and known publicly then [the] prospect of effective healing for survivors and institutions is diminished.”

Support on hand as inquiry prepares for gruelling three weeks

Today’s hearing was packed with survivors and their supporters and a spill-over court was set up in an adjacent building to cope with demand.

Justice McClellan said support would be on hand for survivors as the hearing progressed.

The Catholic Church also warned of a gruelling few weeks of evidence.

Bishop of Ballarat Paul Bird released a statement urging people across the region to support one another throughout the hearing.

He will also give evidence, as will Brother Peter Clinch, the Province Leader of the Christian Brothers Oceania Province.

Former Bishop Ronald Mulkearns, who is accused of moving perpetrators and destroying documents to avoid detection, is not on the witness list.

He did not appear before the Victorian parliamentary inquiry into child sex abuse, citing ill health.

Ms Furness said 17 abuse victims would give evidence and the commission would also hear from a psychiatrist about the post-traumatic effects of child abuse on survivors.

Some victims will give evidence anonymously, under a pseudonym.

“Many witnesses are expected to say that they were reluctant to disclose their abuse to anyone,” Ms Furness said.

“They are expected to give reasons such as feelings of shame, guilt, disgust, fear of punishment, fear of judgment and a belief that they would be disbelieved.”

Perpetrators must be called to account, victims say

Abuse victim Patrick Nagle, 50, of Ballarat, was abused at St Alipius and said testifying before the commission was “extremely difficult”.

“We’ve known this has been coming for about three months and I haven’t slept [the] last couple of nights,” he said.

“You’ve got to prepare yourself for it.

“[It was] very, very tough indeed, but [I’m] glad it’s over [I’m] going to go and have a beer now.”

Andrew Collins, 46, of Mount Helen, was abused by four different men at Ballarat schools and churches during his teenage years.

He said it was important that those who moved these men around and did not report the abuse to police were brought to justice.

“It’s not just the perpetrators, it’s the hierarchy that facilitated those abusers to cause so much more hurt, pain and suffering,” he said.

Mr Collins said the number of victims who had committed suicide was “horrendous”.

“There’s been over 40 confirmed suicides where suicide notes have been linked to the abuses, but we’re aware of many other victims who have taken their own lives,” he said.

“We’ve had 10 [suicides] in the last 12 months and it is just painful and horrendous to open up the newspaper and see that somebody you know, you know was abused, hasn’t told their family, has taken their own life.”

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-19/child-abuse-inquiry-begins-ballarat-hearings/6479902

Photo published for A time to stop the suicides

Even when Gerald Ridsdale was a young man he had the habits of a sinful old bastard.

Almost from the moment he was ordained in 1961, the Catholic Church in Australia’s most vicious offender was up to no good.

With his ear to the local gossip — perhaps even in the confessional when parishioners across western Victoria’s vast plains purged their fears and regrets — Father Gerry would be poised, waiting anxiously for the information he needed.

Word of a broken home, a death in the family, financial troubles; any weakness would do.

With this knowledge, Ridsdale — 81 on Wednesday — would swoop on grieving families, pretending to be offering wise counsel and pastoral relief. Doing the Lord’s work.

All the while, he was quietly preying on the parish’s children.

The more fragile the child the better for Father Gerry.

He has been convicted of abusing 54 children, but it is quietly speculated that Ridsdale’s victims can be counted in their hundreds.

While child abuse is cruel, Ridsdale was vicious, buggering most, revelling in the sexual depravity of using blunt instruments on children too young to play mini-colts football. Most victims were boys.

But when he tired of males, he would turn to girls.

When the royal commission into institutional child sex abuse marches tomorrow into Ballarat, the de facto capital of western ­Victoria, it will have been a long time coming for victims and ­parishioners alike.

To date, no national inquiry has tried to unpick the disaster of the Ballarat diocese that unfolded in the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

For while Ridsdale led the charge, he was not alone. In the mix were other convicted offenders including Brother Robert Best, Brother Edward Dowlan and ­Father Paul Ryan, who were aided by a grossly negligent church and, at times, a duplicitous police command. The bulk of the offending occurred in the 70s and 80s when Ronald Mulkearns was bishop of Ballarat.

Mulkearns, since retired, has been thrown under a bus by the church hierarchy in Australia, accused of destroying documents that would help piece together how such abuse could be covered up over decades.

Mulkearns, about the same age as Ridsdale, was the man who, once notified about the offending, was responsible for dealing with the offenders.

To say the modern church is outraged by the actions of the then pope’s man in Ballarat is an understatement.

“To say I took no action is wrong. I sent them for counselling. I can’t help if they blame me for what happened,’’ Mulkearns said in a recent interview.

“I regret terribly what happened. I wish I knew then what I know now because I would’ve done things differently.’’

The travesty of the Ballarat offending was that at the stroke of a pen on many, many occasions, offenders were simply shifted to a new parish. Ballarat one day, Edenhope the next. Things would go to custard in Inglewood, next stop Swan Hill.

All with the rubber stamp of the diocese.

For Peter Blenkiron, the next three weeks in Ballarat will be ­excruciating. He was abused at the age of 11 at Ballarat’s St Patrick’s College by Christian Brother Edward Dowlan, who was everything but a Christian. Now aged 65, Dowlan has admitted abusing boys at St Alipius in Ballarat in 1971, St Patrick’s College in Ballarat in 1973 and 1974, Warrnambool Christian Brothers College in 1975-76, Chanel College in Geelong in 1980 and Cathedral ­College, East Melbourne, between 1982 and 1988.

Blenkiron admits that he still struggles to cope with the effects of the abuse but is committed to speaking out because the alternative is watching his generation ­disappear, succumbing to suicide and drug and alcohol abuse.

“A lot of the stuff doesn’t even make the death notices because it’s too hard for the families, which is understandable,’’ Blenkiron ­laments. “Change is possible. It will be difficult. But to not do it will cause generational genocide.”

He says it’s not just the survivors of the abuse in Ballarat who are hurting but also their families, and these secondary victims also need support. “The ripple effect isn’t a ripple effect in Ballarat. It’s an atomic bomb.”

The impact of the abuse was immense, with the diocese covering several thousands of square kilometres — all the way to the South Australian and NSW borders.

The church, certainly until the 80s, dominated a region that was strongly old-school Irish Catholic, but so vast was the abuse that it was as if the church used the pedophiles as pin cushions across western Victoria.

The pins were moved whenever word spread that the priest was a predator.

For Blenkiron, like so many others, there is vastly more at stake than money, even if the diocese almost went broke under the weight of the offending.

“When you address this from a bottom-line point of view and don’t incorporate the values, you end up with trying to limit liability, save money, which is what the ­Towards Healing and the Melbourne Response did,’’ he says.

“It was about those two things, limiting liability, saving face, giving people some money, sign off, don’t mention it. That’s what used to happen.”

Blenkiron would like to see a national redress scheme trialled in Ballarat, along the lines of one for returned servicemen with post-traumatic stress disorder.

“Everyone says it’s too hard. Keep people out of jail, keep people alive, save the community money, change the culture. It’s a simple message.”

Francis Sullivan is the chief executive of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council, which is co-ordinating the Catholic Church’s ­response to the royal commission.

He believes the church leadership is still struggling with the backlash and agrees there needs to be a national redress scheme and an independent umpire who investigates and determines what the compensation should be.

“The Catholic Church will pay its full weight just like every other institution that has to, but it needs to be administered independently because the days of the Catholic Church investigating itself are over,’’ he says.

“I think the magnitude of the anger and disenchantment, not only in the community but in the Catholic community, has ­surprised, if not shocked, some of the leaders.”

He thinks that even though the church put redress schemes in place years ago, that effort has not taken away the anger people have towards the church.

“Its history is shameful and confronting and I think the royal commission and the reactions that have happened both publicly and privately demonstrate that, and I think that’s been again a real … learning, awareness, awakening,’’ Sullivan says.

“I think the church leadership has also recognised that an overly legalistic and risk management type of approach that was adopted in the past is just not suitable for a church and that real commitment to survivors and their families is a lifelong pastoral commitment.”

Yet Sullivan’s views are not always embraced by the modern church leadership, which, despite the white noise, has worked assiduously to right some of the wrongs.

The Melbourne Response adopted in the Archdiocese of Melbourne at the behest of former archbishop George Pell — despite some flaws — has been judged by those who know as being generally ­generous and biased towards the victims.

Much of the criticism has come from the fact that the weight of suffering has been so profound that few victims could be expected to respond with thanks toward the church. Indeed, why would they?

For the next three weeks, the royal commission will attempt to unpick the disaster that has been the Ballarat diocese.

The scope of the first hearing into the diocese includes St Alipius Primary School, St Alipius Parish, St Patrick’s College and St ­Patrick’s Christian Brothers Boys’ Primary School. At each school ­offending occurred.

It will also potentially hear evidence from offenders and seek to understand the extent of the damage to the community.

Shireen Gunn is the manager of Ballarat’s Centre Against Sexual Assault. CASA runs fortnightly support groups for male survivors of institutional abuse and Gunn says the group has just “grown and grown”.

She says there is anxiety among the groups about the commission and an air of expectation. “We have got some very heavy few weeks about to descend on our town,” she says.

Not surprisingly, she says CASA expects other survivors to come forward and make contact once the royal commission starts, but many of the abused are now dead. “We have a very high suicide rate … That’s what needs to basically stop.

“How that stops is people (being) able to reach out and be supported.”

Like all social catastrophes, the implications are local, national and even international.

It is certain news of the ­Ballarat hearings will filter quickly, if not immediately, to the Vatican.

Like Ridsdale, Pell is a Ballarat boy. While Ridsdale is wicked, Pell used his towering intellect to become, effectively, the Vatican’s treasurer. This makes him one of the world’s most influential Australians. Ever.

When Ridsdale appeared in court in 1993 for the first time to face charges, Pell naively supported his priestly brother.

Pell had shared a house with Ridsdale for about a year from early 1973 at the St Alipius Presbytery, next door to the primary school, where some of the offending had occurred.

By then, Pell was climbing the church’s equivalent of a greasy pole and was an auxiliary bishop of Melbourne.

“It was simply a gesture on my part,” Pell later lamented.

During a recent Victorian parliamentary inquiry into child sex abuse, both Pell and incumbent Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart criticised Mulkearns and former archbishop of Melbourne Frank Little over their handling of abuse.

Those who understand the gravity of this will look back at these words as probably the most significant of the entire parliamentary inquiry.

While the inquiry served a purpose, it also seemed to become bogged down in its own self-importance, leaping on “revelations’’ that were in fact old news.

There is no doubt Pell and Hart have made mistakes, but, conspiracies aside, they have also done more than most to address the systemic failures, which almost exclusively occurred under the watch of Little and Mulkearns.

Little is dead. But it was clear from the evidence that he covered up abuse. Mulkearns, meanwhile, was accused by Pell, under parliamentary privilege, of destroying crucial church documents.

The Australian has unsuccessfully tried to interview Mulkearns, who failed to give evidence to the parliamentary inquiry because of a recent stroke. Until late 2013 at least, he had been saying mass in the diocese.

For Blenkiron, abused so long ago by Dowlan, the royal commission is difficult but necessary.

“It’s going to be difficult because we’re talking about authority figures in the judicial system, and it was authority figures that got us as kids,’’ he says.

“It’s a necessary pain … and I’m motivated by having nobody else die. Too many people have died.”

No one is sure of how many people have died after being ­abused. Police have made attempts to create a list detailing the number of suicides but The Australian ­understands that it is most likely inaccurate.

What is certain is that hundreds of people were abused in the Ballarat diocese, and most of these victims were so spiritually damaged that their lives will have been laced with misery.

If they are still alive.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/child-sex-abuse-inquiry-a-time-to-stop-the-suicides/news-story/d48154a22f8f192f17caa6287bf10f22

Gerald Ridsdale Sentenced To 11 More Years For Child Sex Abuse

31  Aug  2017

Australia’s worst pedophile priest is likely to die in jail.

Ridsdale, 83, has been serving time since 1994 and has admitted to abusing 65 children, however it’s believed his victim count is in the hundreds.

Fairfax
Gerald Ridsdale, a former Catholic priest , outside Warrnambool County Court in 2004

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/08/30/gerard-ridsdale-sentenced-to-11-more-years-for-child-sex-abuse_a_23191577/

Maitland-Newcastle Catholic diocese exposed after ‘fiercely resisting” a child sex victim in court

11 Jul 2017

MAITLAND-Newcastle Catholic diocese “fiercely resisted” paying compensation to the victim of a notorious child sex offender teacher in 2005 despite internal legal advice in 1990 conceding his victims would have “a pretty good case” to sue the church, royal commission documents released on Monday show.

The teacher’s trail of destruction through the Hunter over several decades included a parting gesture to the church a year before his death – his evidence to the 2005 court case saying he warned the diocese he was a convicted child sex offender before it employed him in 1974.

His crimes against children included threatening a 10-year-old boy victim that he would “kill your mum” if the boy told her about the serious sexual assaults.

Documents released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse show the teacher’s evidence on February 16, 2005 caused Catholic Church Insurance (CCI) less than a week later to refuse to cover the diocese for any claims by the teacher’s victims, and increased the substantial compensation ultimately paid to 10 victims because of the diocese’s liability.

Told: Former Maitland-Newcastle Bishop Michael Malone was told Catholic Church Insurance refused to cover the diocese for claims initiated by victims of a paedophile teacher.

The documents show CCI advised the then Maitland-Newcastle Bishop Michael Malone that “the dilemma we now face is the difficulty of defending the actions of the diocese, who allegedly allowed a known sex offender to work as a teacher in the Catholic education system”.

While it had originally planned to cover the diocese for claims against the teacher and was “conscious of its obligation to support the diocese in these difficult circumstances”, the Catholic insurer said “new information which has recently come to light” caused it to change its position.

It followed an affidavit by the teacher, who cannot be named by order of the royal commission, that he told Catholic Education Office directors Monsignor Frank Coolahan and Monsignor Vince Dilley during employment interviews in 1974 that he was convicted of sexually assaulting young boys at a Hunter public school in 1962.

The teacher, known by the royal commission as GKI, was a student at Marist Brothers, Maitland in the 1940s.

GKI was convicted in 1989 of sexually assaulting two boys, aged 10, at a Hunter Catholic school. But documents held by the Newcastle Herald, and others released by the royal commission on Monday, show parents raised the alarm about GKI on at least three occasions in the 1980s, including reports to the Catholic Education Office.

The documents include a report to the then Bishop Leo Clarke in 1990 by a church committee headed by the then Monsignor Philip Wilson, and tasked with reporting on the diocese’s handling of the teacher’s case.

The committee found serious gaps in the diocese’s child protection protocols, including a reluctance to include details of alleged sexual misconduct on a teacher’s personnel file.

“It would seem that if a teacher faced with allegations of sexual abuse resigns, there is nothing to guarantee that he/she will not be employed at some time in the future in a Catholic school in another diocese, or indeed in this diocese, given the reluctance to place information regarding the allegations in the personnel file,” Monsignor Wilson’s committee found.

It recommended that “personnel files contain all documents related to allegations, charges, convictions in relation to sexual abuse”.

The committee report noted that GKI had to be ordered by his probation officer to stay away from the church, the school and the children after he harassed children at Mass, followed the school bus and approached them in the street.

“Parishioners were extremely angry when they discovered that one of the teacher’s former parish priests had testified on his behalf at the court case in which the teacher had pleaded guilty,” Bishop Clarke was told.

“It would seem that there has been no attempt by the parish, school or Catholic Education Office to ascertain whether the victims have suffered financial hardship because of the events which have occurred since the time of the abuse.”

A note at the bottom of the report warned Bishop Clarke that parents had the right to sue the Catholic Education Office and the diocese for “failing to adequately protect their children”.

“Our legal consultant suggests that the parents in this case would have a pretty good case if they chose to act,” the note said.

But when one of the 10-year-old boys whose complaints led to GKI’s conviction for child sex offences in 1989 tried to sue the diocese for compensation in 2005, his case was “fiercely resisted”, his barrister Andrew Morrison, SC, said in a report on the case in 2009.

Mr Morrison on Monday said he was “not at all surprised” to learn the diocese knew GKI’s victims had a “pretty good case” to sue the church, based on its knowledge it had employed a child sex offender to put in charge of young children.

“The Catholic Church doesn’t appear overall to have learnt the lessons from what has occurred and been revealed, although there are significant changes in some areas and it is not the only institution to have been found wanting,” Mr Morrison said.

“It’s got a long, long way to go. There are still some very ugly attitudes among some decision-makers.”

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4781015/church-employed-paedophile-then-fought-his-victims/#slide=3


Another Former high ranking parish priest accused of child sex abuse

A RETIRED Catholic parish priest who stands accused of several child sexual abuse offences was excused from appearing in Lismore Local Court on Tuesday where his case was mentioned.

Richard St John Cattell, 77, who now lives on the Gold Coast, faces nine historic charges including intercourse with a male between 10 and 17 years old as well as aggravated indecent assault with a boy under his authority.

Cattell served as a parish priest at several NSW parishes in the 1970s and 1980s before being promoted to Vicar-General of the Diocese of Parramatta in the early 1990s.

The offences allegedly occurred during Cattel’s time as a parish priest at various NSW parishes in Sydney and surrounds.

Prosecutor Luke Wiggins told the court on Tuesday the “bulk” of the alleged offences occurred in the Hawkesbury region on the Central Coast, while some of the charges occured at other locations such as Mollymook on the South Coast.

Magistrate David Heilpern adjourned the matter to Penrith Local Court on July 28.

Cattell was excused from appearing at the next court date if legally represented.

https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/former-high-ranking-parish-priest-accused-of-child/3201946/

In Mildura in 1972, Detective Constable Denis Ryan sought to charge a priest, Monsignor John Day, for sex offences against children. Ryan had obtained a number of statements from victims. The allegations were of a serious type — acts of gross indecency, buggery, rape, sexual assault.

It would have been the first time a Catholic cleric was charged with child sex offences in Victorian criminal history.

This unhappy story had its roots in an event on the streets of St Kilda in 1956, when Ryan as a young constable in the company of two more senior officers, detained Day, then a priest at Apollo Bay, after the priest was found drunk and semi-naked in his car in the company of two prostitutes. Ryan wondered why Day had not been charged at the time and was told by his sergeant, “Short of murder, no Catholic priest could be charged with any offence in Victoria.”

Detective Sergeant Jim Barritt, was a member of the group and was a close friend of Day’s. Barritt set himself up essentially as Day’s protector. Ryan did not inform Barritt of his inquiries and referred them to the most senior police officer in the area, Superintendent Jack McPartland at Swan Hill. McPartland ordered Ryan off the case and instructed him to hand over all statements to Barritt’s partner in crime, Superintendent Alby Irwin.

But Ryan would not let the matter go and continued to make inquiries and take statements from victims. In all 14 victims came forward before Ryan was forced out.

Ryan claimed he could have obtained statements from 100 victims. We now know Day has been the subject of more than 100 Towards Healing claims. I believe he had been an active paedophile for 50 years. He died unpunished in 1978.

Enter then Superintendent John O’Connor who travelled to Mildura with his sidekick Chief Inspector Harvey Child. They were “toe-cutters”, then Chief Commissioner Reg Jackson’s special investigators. Initially O’Connor offered Ryan an inducement, a promotion to the rank of detective sergeant and Barritt’s job in Mildura. Ryan knocked him back. That was when the shit hit the fan.

Ryan was ostracised within the force. O’Connor tried to fit up Ryan with disciplinary charges that were laughable and never got off the ground. He ordered Ryan’s transfer back to Melbourne, something he knew Ryan would not cop. O’Connor effectively destroyed Ryan’s career. Ryan left the force in 1972.

I co-wrote the book Unholy Trinity with Ryan. He came to my home and for four months we sifted through files and sat in my little office putting his story together. When he arrived he presented as a deeply anxious character. He spoke of nightmares, insomnia and lived with the almost constant onset of panic attacks. There was no doubt in my mind he was suffering the symptoms of post-traumatic stress and had done so for decades. Never mind that he had once been one of them, the cops had really done a number on him. A hamburger with the lot, in their dark parlance.

The book was published in 2013 and was received as a submission to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in 2014. Ryan gave evidence to the commission in December 2015. His evidence was not challenged, he was not cross-examined. Rather, he simply read sections of his statement into the record at the commission. In the space of a morning’s proceedings, Ryan finally received the vindication he had sought since 1972.

Outside the courtroom, a long line of senior police, including the current Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton, stepped forward to express regret and offer their apologies.

The simple fact of the matter is Ryan need not have waited so long.

For many years prior to giving evidence to the commission, Ryan hammered away at Victoria Police, demanding answers. He was roughly ignored and the door remained shut on what I regard as the force’s darkest secret, the protection it afforded clerical paedophiles.

A Victorian independent MLA for Sunraysia, Russell Savage, decided to take up the cudgels on Ryan’s behalf. Savage was a former cop and had met Ryan and knew Ryan was telling the truth. He raised the Day investigation and Ryan’s disgraceful treatment in Victorian parliament. The then police minister, Tim Holding, requested VicPol conduct an internal review of the matter.

Ryan thought finally the wheel had turned in his favour. Surely an investigation by Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon would end his suffering and provide some form of succour. After all, it was 2006 and a raft of priests and clerics had been convicted of child sex offending, many of them in the Ballarat Diocese.

But despite Nixon’s investigation the big lie persisted. She responded with a letter in response to Savage’s inquiry in the parliament. The penultimate paragraph of that letter reads: “Following examination of this extensive statement by former Assistant Commissioner O’Connor, I am completely satisfied with the conduct of the investigations into the Day matter and that Denis Ryan resigned from Victoria Police of his own accord.”

This was the same O’Connor who had tried to fit Ryan up and who had ultimately conspired with bishop Ronald Mulkearns in Ballarat to pervert the course of justice by not charging Day and demanding Mulkearns merely move the perverted priest out of Mildura into another parish and a fresh group of unsuspecting children.

At the time of writing the book, we did not know the contents of O’Connor’s statement. We knew it existed but despite a successful application to VCAT for the release of police documents, O’Connor’s statement remained under lock and key. Now that we have seen it, we know why it was withheld.

O’Connor’s statement, sworn by him in 2006 when he was 90 years of age, was a litany of lies from a man prepared to perjure himself to the grave. When sections of the statement were read into the record by counsel assisting the Royal Commission, the public gallery burst into laughter, so ludicrous and outrageous was it.

Among the more extraordinary claims in the statement, O’Connor stated there were two Father John Days in Victoria and since 1956 Denis Ryan had battled under the misapprehension of mistaken identity. It was a lie and provably so.

According to her letter in 2006, Nixon relied almost entirely on O’Connor’s statement to form the view that the Day investigation which saw the priest removed from the Mildura parish but not charged, sent off to another parish where he would offend against children again, was a legitimate one and that Ryan had resigned of his own accord.

If you think that’s rough on Ryan then imagine what Day’s victims were going through. They had been told again they did not matter and the profound indignities they suffered at the hands of Day did not happen.

Comment was sought from Christine Nixon. She referred my questions to Victoria Police.

The trouble with that is Victoria Police have already conducted their inquiries. After the release of Unholy Trinity, former Chief Commissioner Mick Miller contacted his successor, Graham Ashton and urged him to read the book. Ashton did and then demanded the police files. He sifted through the files and quickly formed the view the Day investigation was a farce and that Ryan had been at best very poorly treated.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/blogs/nixon-a-question-of-competence-not-gender/news-story/ed9c92c65ff4133398be7f54d7af1e19


James Fraser Darling member of the Spartacus Club 33 years FOR THE SCOT WHO PREYED ON THAI KIDS

Sentenced to 33 years for paedophile offences in Thailand. Released on appeal and deported. Served a grand total of 2 years inside.

James Fraser Darling – who preyed on boys as young as eight – gives one-to-one lessons to the children of wealthy families.